Art History and Visual Culture

Major in Art History and Visual Culture

Art History and Visual Culture offers students critical and creative ways to study the arts and visual cultures of the world throughout history and in the contemporary period.

First and Second Years

B.A. requirements, including the following:

  • 6 credits of 100-level Art History and Visual Culture courses
  • 6 credits of 200-level Art History and Visual Culture courses

Third and Fourth Years

  • 30 credits of 300- and 400-level Art History and Visual Culture courses, including ARTH 301 and a minimum of 6 credits of 400-level Art History and Visual Culture courses

Students completing any major in the B.A. degree must also complete 18 upper-level credits outside the discipline of the major itself. The Major in Art History and Visual Culture requires that no fewer than 6 of these 18 credits be drawn from FCCS courses outside of Art History and Visual Culture (e.g., Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, English, French, Japanese Studies, Spanish, Theatre, Visual Arts, etc.).

Combined Major with Art History and Visual Culture

A combined major is created by satisfying the requirements for a combined major in Art History and Visual Culture and another B.A. program that offers a combined major (currently Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, and English). A single course can only fulfill the combined major requirement for one program.

The Art History and Visual Culture requirements for the combined major include the following:

First and Second Years

B.A. requirements, including the following:

  • ARTH 101, 102
  • ARTH 202

Third and Fourth Years

  • ARTH 301
  • 18 credits of 300- and 400-level Art History and Visual Culture courses

Minor in Art History and Visual Culture

To complete a Minor in Art History and Visual Culture, students must accumulate no fewer than 30 credits and no more than 42 credits in Art History and Visual Culture out of the 120 credits required for the B.A. degree. At least 18 of these credits must be numbered 300 or above.

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