Major in Art History (B.A.)

To earn the bachelor’s degree in art history, students take a minimum of 17 courses (49 credits). Majors also complete an internship at an art museum, gallery, historic house or other cultural institution.

Required courses:

  • Freshman Studio Seminar
  • Art History Survey I: Prehistoric Through Gothic Art
  • Art History Survey II: Renaissance Through Early 20th Century Art
  • Photography I: A Mirror of Reality
  • Design and the 20th Century
  • Newport Architecture I (1639-1860) or Newport Architecture II (1860 to present)
  • Art Beyond the West
  • Pollock to the Present: The Sixties, Postmodernism and Contemporary Art
  • Art of the Classical World: Greece and Rome
  • Medieval Art from Catacombs to Cathedrals
  • Italian Renaissance Art
  • Senior Thesis Research in Art History
  • Senior Thesis Production in Art History
  • Internship
  • Two art history electives, chosen from American Architecture Survey, American Decorative Arts, American Art (1650-1950) or Gender and Sexuality in Art
  • One studio art elective