Studying 艺术历史 will do more than help you get more out of your next visit to a museum — it will reveal the role art has played in cultures around the globe and across time.

You’ll develop a discerning eye for art and make connections between the past and present. This minor requires 18 total hours with at least 9 hours of upper-division coursework + 9 credits not applied to other majors or minors.

然后, take your knowledge to the next level by studying censorship, the art market and the role of museums. Pair your 艺术历史 minor with a major in another area of 视觉研究 or a subject like Business or 沟通, and turn your passion for art into a career as a gallery director, 策展人, museum administrator or public-art program coordinator.

For more information on the 艺术历史 minor, please contact 玛丽Brantl, associate professor of 艺术历史. The 艺术历史 minor is part of the Department of 视觉研究.



Students who wish to earn an 艺术历史 minor must take the following coursework, 共计18小时, with at least 9 hours of upper-division coursework*. This includes three required courses: 

  • 艺术史I
  • 艺术史II
  • 现代主义+其他 –or– 当代艺术主题

Students select three elective courses from among 艺术史主题 (重复), 摄影史, phil 3310 (美学),或者 现代主义者 & 其他人 –or– 当代艺术主题 (whichever not taken for the required 9 credits).

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*艺术 专业 (already taking 12 of these credits for the major) must take an additional 3 credits in electives to fulfill University requirements for 未成年人.


Past 艺术历史 minors have pursued careers as gallery directors, 策展人, or in roles at non-profit art organizations. Many have gone on to pursue Master's degrees in 艺术历史, 管理者的研究, 艺术管理, 以及其他相关学位.