The art history concentration is unique: it is a studio-based program which gives you experience in the role of creator while also gives you a comprehensive survey of art throughout history. Ideal as an introduction to a career in art in both theory and practice, the major is worked out with the help of your advisor. Career options include graduate work (master’s and doctoral levels) in art history, museum work, conservation and preservation, and arts administration.
The art major requires 51 credits in courses in art and art history. It provides a strong foundation in art history, and in studio art: design, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, computer art, and sculpture. Electives and directed study in a variety of media include fiber arts, ceramics, and mixed media. Senior Project, an individual project and study course, is required for all majors, a senior exhibition opportunity is open to all seniors.
Bachelor of Arts in Art with a Concentration in Art History
Course Requirements: 51 credits
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Locations: Main Oakland Campus
AR 245: HERITAGE OF AMERICAN ART
You will be introduced to the major themes in the art and culture of the United States from the colonial period to the 20th century. Special attention is given to the issues of race, class, and gender as they relate to art production, art reception, and the articulation of “national identity” in the visual culture of the United States
AR 103: GOBAL THEMES IN ART
This course presents a thematic and global approach to the
history of art. Explore a range of topics or themes from a global
perspective. Some of the topics may include: war, love, the human
body, family, portraits, god(s). Examine how artists from around
the world explore these themes and how these artworks tell stories
universal themes from diverse perspectives.
note: this is just a small
sample of the variety of classes you'll be taking.
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