International Art Studies


Effective 1 June 2018 through 31 May 2019

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

20 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts/Department of Art, Design, and Art History, and is only available at the St. Louis home campus.

The international art studies certificate integrates focused studies at a Webster University campus with art study abroad. The combination of course work and cultural immersion enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the international nature of contemporary art. The intensity of this study may enrich and broaden the students' global perspectives.

For information on general requirements for the certificate, see Certificate Program Policies and Procedures.


Study Abroad courses:

Students must take at least 6 credit hours at a Webster University campus located in a different country than their home campus.

Art History courses:

  • ARHS 2000 Art Forum (1 hours)
  • Two ARHS 3000-level courses (6 hours)
  • ARHS 4810 International Art Capstone (1 hours)

Language courses:

  • Two 1000-level foreign language courses or proficiency in language other than student’s native language (6 hours)

Note: Students who meet this requirement by demonstrating language proficiency must take 6 credit hours through substituted courses approved by the department.

Two courses chosen from the following:

  • INTL 1500 The World System since 1500 (3 hours)
  • ISTL 2550 Topics in International Studies (with appropriate topic) (3 hours)
  • ANTH 2000 Issues in Contemporary Anthropology (with appropriate topic) (3 hours)