UNH Department of Art & Art History
Paul Creative Arts Center A201
30 Academic Way
Art Major - Bachelor of Arts, Art History Option
Why study art history? The subject suits people who have an eye for images, just as some have an ear for music or for words--whether or not they have the talent or inclination to make things. Not everyone has this eye. But for those who find beauty in images and for whom they awaken thoughts and carry meanings, art history can become a consuming interest, one that leads in many directions.
Students must complete a minimum of 10 courses (40 credits)
Core Courses (4 courses/16 credits):
|ARTS 480||Introduction to Art History||4|
|ARTS 532||Introductory Drawing||4|
|ARTS 795||Art Historians and Their Styles||4|
|ARTS 799||Seminar in Art History||4|
600- or 700- level Art History courses (6 courses/24 credits):
|One course in Pre-Renaissance||4|
|One course in Renaissance/Baroque||4|
|One course in Modern||4|
|Three courses in any area||12|
Discovery Program Capstone:
*The Discovery Program capstone requirement may be fulfilled by completing ARTS 795, Art Historians and Their Styles.
- Art history majors receive preferential placement in ARTS 532.
- These courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.
- Not required, but recommended: English 501, Intro to Prose Writing.
- Students contemplating graduate school should learn German, and, if possible, either French, Italian, or another language relevant to their areas of interest.
- Bachelor of Arts candidates must also satisfy the foreign language proficiency requirement.
- Major department courses taken to satisfy major requirements cannot be used to satisfy Discovery category requirements.