As an Art History major, you will develop an in-depth understanding, appreciation, and application of the visual arts. This program will encourage you to study, investigate, and interpret visual images within an historical context from the prehistoric era to the present.
Areas of concentration include American, ancient, early Christian, and modern art. The studio requirement offers the opportunity to develop your own artistic capacity with courses in drawing, painting, watercolor, design, crafts, and printmaking. Study in this discipline moves out of the classroom and into the professional world of art with access to renowned local collections, including University of Saint Joseph's art collections.
The intimate classroom atmosphere affords one-to-one instruction.
The Greater Hartford community is home to numerous distinctive art collections. As an Art History major, you have the opportunity to work among these collections. Art History students have worked as interns for the University of Saint Joseph Art Gallery, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art, the Mark Twain House, the Stowe-Day Foundation, the Wethersfield Historical Society, the Noah Webster House, Sara Dove Art Conservation and the Connecticut Historical Society. Access to these organizations and their renowned collections provides students an invaluable introduction to all aspects of museum operations.
From Classroom to Career
Students majoring in Art History can find careers in areas such as:
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