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BA in Art History


The majors in Art History, Arts Leadership and Administration, Interior Design, New Media Design and Studio Art provide students with both the technical ability for expression as well as an understanding of the history of art. Art students relate to historical and contemporary cultures outside of themselves and thereby obtain a deeper understanding of their own communities. In making art, defending their work and studying the creative process, students develop critical and creative thinking and master a theoretical and practical understanding of aesthetic judgments. This could lead to productive careers in academia, museums, galleries, art dealing, art conservation, art criticism, publishing, education, new media design,interior design, broadcast design, interactive design, art and design entreprenuership, arts and non-profit leadership and administration, arts advocacy and as independent artists.

Students are required to complete 42 hours in the Art History major.


ART 217 Foundations I
ART 218 Foundations II
ART 250 Introduction to Arts Leadership and Administration
ART 215 Ancient to Early Renaissance Art
ART 216 High Renaissance Art - Present 
ART 308 19th Century Art: Rise of Modernism
ART 309 Ancient Art: The Birth of Art
ART 313 Medieval & Renaissance Art
ART 315 20th and 21st Century Art: Modern Era
ART 316 Baroque & Rococo Art
ART 350 Arts in the World 
ART 401 Seminar in Art History 
ART 498 Senior Paper
Plus one of the following courses:
ART 306 History of Design
ART 325 History of Photography
ARDE 325 History of Architecture and Interiors
ART 200 History of Decorative Arts 
ART 400 Art Criticism

General Education Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.

  • The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program. 
  • The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.

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