Art History and Criticism

Art history is an empirical and humanistic discipline that investigates art as a document in the broad history of human experience.

Study of the subject entails the evaluation, analysis and interpretation of objects by identifying materials and techniques; the time and place of their creation; the meaning or function of the work of art; and the biography of the artist.

The Department of Art, Design, and Art History is committed to combining theory and experience; thus, students are required to take courses in studio art and encouraged to take additional courses in areas such as history, literature, philosophy and foreign language.

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