Visual and Performing Arts

Art History Curriculum

Current description of degree requirements


Students intending to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Visual & Performing Arts with an Art History option must complete 60 credit hours: 36 in Art History, 6 in Visual Art, 9 in VAPA, and 9 within another VAPA option for the Cross-Disciplinary component.

Art History Concentration: 60 credits from area requirements listed below


Art History Core Requirements: 6 credits

  • AH 1500 - Art and Ideas: Michelangelo to Basquiat 
  • AH 4980 - Senior Seminar in Art History


Art History Lower Division Requirements: 12 credits

Complete 12 hours of 2000-level Art History survey courses from those listed below:

  • AH 2000 - Special Topics
  • AH 2800 - Ancient Art
  • AH 2810 - Medieval Art
  • AH 2820 - Renaissance, Baroque & Rococo Art
  • AH 2850 - American Art
  • AH 2860 - Modern Art I
  • AH 2870 - Modern Art II
  • AH 2890 - Survey: Nineteenth Century Art


Art History Upper Division Requirements: 21 credits

Complete 21 hours of 3000/4000-level Art History survey courses from those listed below:

  • AH 3000 - Topics in Art History
  • AH 3010 - History of Photography
  • AH 3240 - The Art of Greece & Rome
  • AH 3250 - Women, Visual Arts, and Culture I
  • AH 3260 - Women, Visual Arts, and Culture II
  • AH 3270 - From Modern to Postmodern Art
  • AH 3280 - Introduction to Feminist Film, Video and Digital Media
  • AH 3330 - Film, Video and the Avant-Garde
  • AH 3430 - African American Art
  • AH 3450 - Art of Japan
  • AH 3460 - Islamic Arts
  • AH 3790 - Romanesque and Gothic Art
  • AH 3840 - Baroque Art
  • AH 3850 - Topics in American Art
  • AH 3860 - Contemporary Art
  • AH 3920 - Folk Arts, Folk Expressions, and Folkscapes
  • AH 4450 - Meso-American Art and Architecture: Sacred Time and Space
  • AH 4470 - Art and Ritual of the South Pacific
  • AH 4810 - Art of the Italian Renaissance I
  • AH 4820 - Art of the Italian Renaissance II
  • AH 4830 - Northern Renaissance Art
  • AH 4890 - Nineteenth Century Art I
  • AH 4900 - Nineteenth Century Art II
  • AH 4910 - Modern Art: 1900-1945
  • AH 4920 - Art since 1945

NOTE: The upper division courses must be distributed among four different areas of study:

Ancient Cultures, Mesoamerican Art, the Medieval World, Asian Art (Japan), Islamic Art & Architecture , Art of Africa, North American Native Arts, Renaissance & Baroque Art of Europe, Arts of the Pacific Rim, Modern European or American Art, African American Art, Public Art & Architecture, History of Women in the Arts, Art of the Contemporary Period, and Current Issues in Art History.


Visual Art Requirements: 6 credits

Complete 6 hours from the courses listed below. Students with proper prerequisites may elect to take upper division visual arts courses to fulfill this requirement.

  • VA 1010 - Beginning Studio 2D
  • VA 1020 - Beginning Studio 3D
  • VA 1040 - Beginning Drawing
  • VA 2100 - Digital Imaging
  • VA 2110 - Introduction to Photography
  • VA 2130 - Beginning Painting


VAPA Requirements: 9 credits

Complete 3 hours of 1000-level VAPA courses from those listed below:

  • VAPA 1020 - Ethnography of Performing Arts
  • VAPA 1050 - Visual & Performing Arts Foundation
  • VAPA 1100 - Art in Time & Space
  • VAPA 1500 - Arts Innovations: Methods and Practices

Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

  • VAPA 3900 - Theory and Practice in the Visual & Performing Arts
  • VAPA 3910 - Animating the Human
  • VAPA 3920 - Folk Arts, Folk Expressions and Folkscapes
  • VAPA 3950 - Sound Art: Creative Sonic Worlds and Practices
  • VAPA 3960 - Nationalism, Romanticism and Melodrama
  • VAPA 3970 - The Nordic Legacy
  • VAPA 3980 - The Manifestoes of the Avant-Garde
  • VAPA 3990 - Performance Art


Cross-Disciplinary Lower Division Requirements: 3 credits

Complete 3 hours of cross-disciplinary courses of lower-division (2000+ level) from other VAPA areas (FILM, MSGP, MUS, THTR & DNCE, VA)


Cross-Disciplinary Upper Division Requirements: 3 credits

Complete an additional 3 hours of upper-division (3000+ level) cross-disciplinary courses from other VAPA areas (FILM, MSGP, MUS, THTR & DNCE, VA)




Art History Minor Requirements: minimum 18 credits

  • AH 1500 - Art & Ideas: Michelangelo to Basquiat
  • 3 credits lower-division AH electives
  • 9 credits upper-division AH electives
  • AH 4980 - Senior Seminar in Art History



Current description of degree requirements

 
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