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.
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