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Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture

Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Architecture

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The Department of the History of Art and Architecture offers study in the principal art and architectural traditions of Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific. Courses are appropriate for students interested in history, art, and the larger cultural context of society. They are also suitable for students intending to concentrate on the practice of art or environmental design. The undergraduate program prepares students for graduate studies in art history; it also leads to opportunities in the business world, art museums, and galleries. The graduate program emphasizes both breadth and depth, and it is characterized by close working relationships between students and faculty. Preparation: When possible, students expecting to transfer to the art history program from two-year colleges should include in their program the equivalent of the history of Western art surveys-History of Western Art I (ARH 204), History of Western Art II (ARH 205), History of Western Art III (ARH 206)-or the history of Asian art surveys-History of Chinese Art (ARH 208), History of Japanese Art (ARH 209), Contemporary Asian Art and Architecture (ARH 210)—and two years of a foreign language. They should also complete as many of the university general-education requirements as possible. Careers: The undergraduate program in art history leads to opportunities in the business world, art museums, and galleries. Students with graduate degrees in art history can pursue opportunities in teaching at all levels. The department provides career advising; information on career, internship, and fellowship opportunities; and current information on graduate programs. The major combines the study of art history with liberal and fine arts and leads to the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. The program provides a broad perspective for understanding art, history, and culture as well as a basis for critical judgment of individual works. The department regularly offers courses on art and architecture in the following areas or traditions: ancient (Greek and Roman), medieval, Renaissance-baroque, modern and contemporary, American, East Asian (Chinese and Japanese), Courses that treat other areas are also taught from time to time; recent offerings have focused on Latin American, Indian, Korean, African, and Islamic traditions.