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Courses for a Degree in Art History and Curation

A college degree in art history and curation focuses on the history of art, and setting up art exhibits in art galleries, museums, and even people’s homes.

For this major you’ll take lots of art history and curation classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a curator or art historian.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in art history and curation:

Studio Art Courses:

  • Drawing I
  • Drawing II
  • Art Concepts and Practice
  • Art Principles and Practice
  • Ceramics
  • Expanded Media
  • Metalsmithing/ Jewelry
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles/ Fibers
  • Studio Electives

Art History Courses:

  • Western Art History
  • Modern Art
  • Asian Art
  • Modern Prints
  • Gothic Art
  • History of Photography
  • Modern and Contemporary Japanese Art
  • Modern Sculpture
  • Renaissance Art
  • Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Medieval Art
  • French Impressionism
  • Korean Buddhist Visual Culture
  • Art and Architecture of Florence and Paris
  • Japanese Prints
  • European Art
  • African Art
  • Study Abroad

Curatorial Courses:

  • Curatorial Models
  • Exhibition Practice
  • Professional Development
  • Judgment and Criticism
  • Conservation

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology