The bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree program in history of art is intended for students who have a strong interest in art history and studio art. Through a broad range of courses you will examine art as an expression of experience in different periods and cultures, from prehistoric to contemporary. You will develop your creative abilities and research and writing skills.
You may develop an area of specialization in a topic that interests you, such as a period (Middle Ages, Age of Romanticism, Industrial Age), a stylistic movement (Baroque, Impressionism, Abstract Impressionism), a medium (decorative arts, architecture), a focus based on geography (American art, art of the northern Renaissance), or a combination of all four. You can also take electives such as archaeology, architecture, history of costume, and religion.
History of art majors can pursue museum work, art criticism, arts administration, management of art-related businesses, or public information jobs in the arts.