Prepare to become an art historian who understands how art shapes perceptions past, present, and future.
Making art is one of humanity’s earliest acts of recording their world and experiences. As an art historian you will learn about this fundamental expression of what it means to be human as you are encouraged to ask a lot of questions about the objects we study. Who made it? When was it made? What does it represent? Why was it made? What impact did it have at the time it was made? How has that impact changed over time? These questions represent the interpretative, critical, and analytic skills necessary for understanding the wealth of visual culture that surrounds us every day and remain important questions for navigating visuals encountered through contemporary media. Working with full-time professors, you will engage the art world through visiting local museums such as Newfields, the site of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which is located within five minutes of our campus.
Our program assists you with developing a mission and vision for your studies and how they interact with and can be of service to the world. Advanced study in our program culminates with a senior thesis ready for graduate school application or a professional position in an arts organization.
Core Courses (18 credits)
Art History (27 credits)
The following portfolio reviews are required for continuation in the program:
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