The Certificate in Art History is designed for students enrolled in the Department of Art and Art History who are not pursuing the Art History concentration but wish to develop a broader background in art history. The certificate gives students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of art historical content and methodologies at the advanced level, complementing their primary course of study as studio artists and art educators.

The program requires a minimum of 12 credits. Students are required to take ART 419.The additional 9 credits should come from upper-division credits taken in the Department of Art and Art History. Note that the 12-credit requirement is in addition to the regular art history coursework taken by all students pursuing the BA or the BFA in the Department of Art and Art History.

Effective Fall 2023

A minimum grade of C (2.000) or better is required in all Art History coursework.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

ART 419Historiography and Methodology of Art History3
Note: Certificate requirements must be taken in addition to the upper division Art History courses required by the following majors: Major in Art (BA), Integrated Visual Studies Concentration; Major in Art, BFA; Major in Art (BFA), Art Education Concentration.
Select a minimum of 9 credits from the following upper-division courses:9
Pre-Columbian Art of the Andes
History of American Art to 1945
Art of West and Central Africa
Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica
Art of East and Southern Africa
Women in Art History
United States Art 1945-1980
Art of the Pacific
Native North American Art
Global Encounters in Art
Study Abroad in Japan: Art History
Museum Collections--Storage to Exhibition
Greek Art
History of Medieval Art
History of Renaissance Art
History of Baroque and Rococo Art
History of 19th Century European Art
History of European Art, 1900 to 1945
Roman Art
Contemporary Artists and Art Critics
Travel Abroad-Art History in Italy
Seminar: Art History
Independent Study: Art History
Group Study: Art History
Program Total Credits:12