Art History Major

Department Advanced Placement Policy

Students with AP credit in Art History, Studio, and Drawing are awarded advanced placement in the visual arts curriculum. AP credit does not count toward the minimum number of courses required for the majors or minors.  Credit for AP classes will be granted on an individual basis.


The art history major requires a minimum of 10 courses.  Many art history majors choose Study Abroad as an integral part of their major, a decision enthusiastically supported and guided by the department.

Required introductory course:
Introduction To Visual Arts
One studio art course:
Fundamentals of Drawing
3-Dimensional Fundamentals
Digital Art Studio 1
Photography 1
Digital Filmmaking
Drawing on Site
Painting 1
Painting 2
Fundamentals of Color
Digital Art Studio 2
New Media
Drawn to Nature
Drawing, Body as Form
Cutting Edge: Beyond Collage
Printmaking 1
Book Projects
Sculpture 1
Intermediate Drawing
Photography 2
One course from each of the following three areas:
Global Commerce in 15th Century Italy
Art & Antiquity in 16C Italy
Art, Science and Power 17C
17C Dutch Art & Society
Art in the Modern World, 1780 to 1940
Contemporary Art, 1940 to the Present
Introduction to Islamic Art
Art of Africa and the Americas
Additional VAHI courses from the lists above and below to reach the minimum of 10 required courses. 1
History of Global Arch I
History of Global Arch II
Narrative In Art & Film
Destruction and Renewal
Museum Studies
Arts of Religion
The Arts in America
Modern Architecture
Making the Modern City
Kings & Caliphs: Art of Luxury
Capstone Seminar
Required concentration seminar: