Bachelor of Arts degree program
What you'll learn
You’ll be immersed in advanced courses in art history, the liberal arts, and foreign language, helping you build a strong foundation in visual culture. You can expect to learn how to articulate and express ideas about art, as well as develop research and writing skills for communicating about art.
Opportunities in Art History
Art History students have opportunities to participate in summer Fine Arts Study Abroad programs in Italy and the United Kingdom where they experience art and visual culture in their unique historical and cultural contexts.
Museum Studies Certificate
Many Art History Graduates simultaneously complete the Museum Studies Certificate Program (the cost of which is included in the tuition) offered by Kennedy Museum of Art director Ed Pauley and education director Sally Delgado.
Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts
CoArts is devoted to community development through arts engagement and collaboration. We support partnerships between the College of Fine Arts and regional municipal, cultural, and educational institutions. By mobilizing the university’s artistic resources toward cross-sector collaborations.
Kennedy Museum of Art
Art History students also have opportunities to engage with exhibitions and programming at the Kennedy Museum of Art, which has a permanent collection that includes the Kennedy collections of Native American and African Art, the Trisolini Print Collection, and contemporary art.
Fine Arts Library
Other resources include the Fine Arts Library, located in Alden library; the special collections which house the illustrated Bartsch and facsimiles of Medieval Manuscripts.
Many students complete internships at galleries and museums throughout the country.
You’ll have opportunities to participate in Fine Arts Study Abroad programs in Italy, Great Britain, and Hungary, where you’ll experience art and visual culture in their unique historical and cultural contexts.
This program will prepare you to work in fields related to art history, or to undertake graduate work at the master’s level before pursuing a PhD.
For the Art History program, there are no admissions requirements beyond University admissions requirements.
Art History faculty
Our faculty are esteemed researchers, presenters, published award winners, and former museum experts with varied backgrounds based on research conducted around the world. If you’d like more information on the Art History program, reach out to Professor Jennie Klein.