When you immerse yourself in the study of art, past and present, you enter into an engaging conversation about culture and creativity that started hundreds of years ago. You’ll join a lively — sometimes controversial— scholarly community, dedicated to the promotion and study of art.
You may combine Art History with Film Studies or Studio Arts programs, allowing you either to analyze art and film from an interdisciplinary perspective, or to develop your artistic talents in a practical environment.
Whether you become a scholar or an artist, art history teaches you a language for creative expression that is the perfect entrée to any creative enterprise.
Major in Art History (66 credits)
This program is designed to allow students to determine the nature of their art history interests and the most appropriate course of studies to be followed. There are two required courses in the program: ARTH 200, an introductory survey course and ARTH 300, which concerns the critical methodologies of art history. Students are required to take a certain number of credits from designated course groups and are then completely free to select the remaining 30 credits of art history.
Minor in Art History (30 credits)
The department offers a Minor in Art History to students in programs in the Faculty of Fine Arts and to students in other faculties.
Active students drive the creative energy in the Faculty of Fine Arts, and you’ll have many opportunities to attend lectures, conferences, book launches, or get your work published in academic journals.
You’ll graduate with the knowledge and discipline to think critically about your work, and have the necessary leadership skills required for entrepreneurial endeavours. Your degree can lead to many paths such as: