Students can elect to receive a B.A. in the Arts with both the Studio Art option and the Art History option. Students must complete the requirements for both options; no more than 8 credits used to satisfy one option can be used as requirements for the other option. Please contact your advisor for more information.
The Arts Major: Art History Option B.A.
What is art history?
How do we define and value beauty? What is the role of the visual in the human experience? Art history is the study of art through the ages, and in this degree program you’ll learn to research, interpret and analyze art within broader cultural and historical perspectives. You’ll undertake a comprehensive, in-depth study of Western art from the ancient world to the present, and also be exposed to non-Western cultures and artistic traditions. Our graduates are well prepared for careers within the arts, as well as further study in fields such as architecture, business or law.
Why study art history at UNH?
In addition to events and exhibits at the UNH Museum of Art and Paul Creative Arts Center, our main campus is located just minutes from the culturally rich community of Portsmouth, and an hour from the fine art museums of Boston. You’ll meet and learn from artists and historians from around the world through the Visiting Artists & Art Historians program, and also will have the opportunity to develop as an artist by taking studio classes or pursuing a double major in art history and studio art.
- Art critic
- Art librarian
- Art teacher
- Gallery curator
- Museum curator
- Travel guide