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.

Art History and Criticism Academic Programs

To read about specific program requirements, learning outcomes and how to apply, click on a program from the following list:

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