Examining the significance of art across cultures and throughout history is the basis of art history at SLU-Madrid, you’ll explore the social, historical and cultural contexts of art.
At SLU-Madrid, whether you major or minor in art history, you can complete all of your courses on the Madrid campus or choose to study for a semester in St. Louis. You will have the opportunity to apply for internships at cultural and art centres in Madrid, including Sotheby's and Christie’s auction houses.
The Bachelor of Arts in Art History entails a total of 120 credit hours, 36 of the credit hours must be within the art history major and 18 must be at the 3000/4000-level. Students may not transfer more than 12 credits to fulfil individual courses or elective courses that work towards the achievement of the 36 credits required for the major in art history.
Art history is an analysis of how pictures and monuments communicate and how they perform in society: to educate us, emote us and excite us and also, on occasion, deceive us and change our opinions contrary to our better judgment.
At Suffolk University, art history majors develop a strong artistic sense as well as outstanding research, diagnostic and communication skills. Some art history majors continue their education at graduate school in museum studies, architecture or law. Others take up gallery and arts management roles, teaching roles or non-profit work. A graduate conveys an important combination of artistic appreciation and historical knowledge.
Suffolk encourages students to travel during their junior year to explore the artistic traditions of cities abroad. Suffolk maintains mutual relationships with other universities around the world. Faculty will work closely with students to plan the ideal program.
Bircham University’s Art history program studies the origin of art from cave paintings to the experimental art. It encompasses the Western culture and the traditions of the East Asia, Africa, Middle East, South Asia, the Pacific Islands and the Americas. This degree program combines both wisdom and knowledge to bring clear order into the abundance of periods, names and styles that surrounds us. Studying the visual arts from a psychological viewpoint, the course makes students see the history of art as an incessant weaving and changing of customs in which each artwork refers to the past and points to the future.
Subjects covered on this course include: Art History, Classic Art & Architecture, Medieval & Byzantine Art, Gothic Art & The Renaissance, From Baroque to Romanticism, Realism & Impressionism, XXth Century Art, Chinese & Japanese Art, Contemporary Art, Art & Philosophy and Art & Religion. Subjects account for 3 academic credits each.
The Art History program is available at Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctoral) Degree Program levels.