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Courses for a Degree in Art History and Curation

In addition to a focus on art history and curation courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

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
  • Judgement 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