Art history is a valuable major in a world in which information and thoughts are increasingly communicated through visual media. As an art history student at Queens, you will learn how to sharpen your perception of visual images. From cave painting to contemporary performance art, you will explore this means of communication with a concern for form, meaning and cultural context. At Queens, we have a pervasive study abroad program in which almost 80% of our students participate. There will be exciting opportunities for you to explore art history around the world.
General Education Requirements
Perks of Being an Art History Major
- Dynamic location
With more than 30 art museums and galleries, Charlotte is a great place to study art. Our art professors are well-connected in the Charlotte arts community, opening ample opportunities for meaningful internships and job prospects.
- Travel scholarships
Gifted students have the opportunity to be sponsored in a summer program in Art History at Oxford University and Sotheby's London (England).
- Faculty who are active in their areas of expertise
Our professors publish and lecture locally, nationally and internationally. You will get to know yours! Our small class sizes encourage camaraderie among students, and provide a close-knit community of support.
The many local art organizations-museums, galleries, art-related business such as advertising firms and the Arts & Science Council-provide diverse internship opportunities. Apprenticeships with local artists and conservators are also available. Our students have been mentored by CEOs and leaders at:
- The Mint Museum
- The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
- The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture
- The McColl Center for Visual Art
Art History student Hannah Caddell '14 spent a summer at the University of Oxford to solidify her dream to become an art museum curator. "I've always loved art," she says. "I just didn't know I could build a career in it until I came to Queens."
When You Graduate
Job opportunities in the arts are growing both nationally and internationally. As an art history graduate, you will find opportunities such as:
- University professor
- Museum curator
- Gallery owner
- Art critic
Our recent art graduates are experiencing success in graduate school as well, including:
- University of Liverpool (UK)
- McGill (Canada)
- Basil (Germany)
- Sotheby's (NY)
- The Smithsonian
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.