B.A. in Art History

B.A. in Art History

Degree Requirements

The B.A. in Art History requires 120 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements 46 credits*
Art History Major Requirements   33 credits
Required Courses 18 credits
ART 112 History of Art 1: Prehistory to 1400 (3 credits)
ART 113 History of Art 2: 1400 to 1900 (3 credits)
ART 114 History of Art 3: 1920 to 2000 (3 credits)
ART 117 Foundations of Design I: Form and Abstraction (3 credits)
ART 314 Modern Art (3 credits)
ART 485 Senior Capstone Seminar (3 credits)
Select four 200-300 level courses  12 credits
ART 202 Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3 credits)
ART 215 Fieldwork Abroad (3 credits)
ART 220 Architecture (3 credits)
ART 307 Art Criticism (3 credits)
ART 313 Nineteenth Century Art (3 credits)
ART 314 Modern Art (3 credits)
ART 340 Shadows and Light: A History of Photography (3 credits)
ART 375 Internship (3 credits)
COMM 388 Survey of Experimental Media and Visual Arts (3 credits)
Select one 400-level course 3 credits 
ART 435 Current Trends (3 credits)
ART 436 Topics in Art (3 credits)
Open Electives 41 credits 
TOTAL 120 credits

*Three core credits in the humanities: fine and performing arts may be satisfied with major requirements.

Sample Program

Year 1

FYE 101 First Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (Fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (Spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
Core Courses 6 credits
Fine Arts Core Course (e.g., ART 117) 6 credits
Open Electives 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 2

Core Courses 9 credits
ART 112 History of Art I: Prehistory to 1400 3 credits
ART 116 Drawing I 3 credits
ART 225 Graphic Design, COMM 220 Visual Communication and Design
Open Electives 9 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3

Core Courses 6 credits
ART 112, 113, or 114 Art History 3 credits
ART 243 Life Drawing 3 credits
ART 311, 312, 316, or 345 3 credits
Open Electives 15 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 4

Core Courses 3 credits
ART 305 Painting I 3 credits
ART 440 Digital Matte Painting 3 credits
ART 485 Senior Capstone Seminar 3 credits
Open Electives 17 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 120