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  • In the art history program, students investigate varieties of Western and non-Western visual cultures, exploring the making and meaning of art, learning to communicate their findings through oral, written and visual responses. Students in the studio art program are taught, mentored and advised by practicing artists and scholars and can develop skills in design, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, digital art, printmaking and ceramics. Programs are supported by museum and gallery exhibitions, which bring both contemporary art and historical objects to support the students’ educational experiences.

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    Program Description

    The department offers a number of degree options in art history and studio art. Students can earn a major in art history or a major in art history with a concentration in studio art. Minors are available in both art history and studio art.

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    Major & Minor Requirements

    Everything you need to know about the requirements to obtain a major in art history including number of hours, course distribution demands and any capstone experiences that are required.

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    Art History Students

    Find out what awards departmental students were awarded at Honors Day and see what some of them have planned for the future!

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    Learn more about the faculty members of the Department of Art and Art History, including courses they teach, their research interests, and their degree and contact information!