The Art History Program connects the creative accomplishments of the past to 21st century culture. In an age when visual messages play a dominant role, the major provides an important way to help students develop critical and interpretive capabilities relevant to a variety of disciplines and professions.
Students take courses in topics like American Art, Medieval Art, Baroque Art, African American Arts among many others. Our accomplished alumni have gone on to work in esteemed institutions like the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum in New York City, and the Museum of African American Art in Philadelphia.
"When you're in a classroom you have to look at everything on slides or in books. But it's always better to see it, to touch it, just to be in the same room with something from so long ago."Joe Lucia ’11Art History student who unlocked the mysteries of an ancient Persian manuscript
Undergraduate students in the Art History major must complete 42 program credits to satisfy degree requirements. The curriculum consists of 30 credits of required courses plus 12 credits of relevant elective courses. Students select courses each semester in consultation with an advisor and a recommended study plan.
Students in the Art History major are encouraged to explore the College's unique dual-degree option. The combined program, where students work to earn a B.A. in Art History and an M.A. in Museum Professions allows students to take 12 graduate credits during their junior and senior years in preparation for a fifth year of graduate study. More information about the B.A./M.A. Museum Professions is available here.
Many students have won honors through internships at top agencies at which they are now employed. Past placements include:
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