Chronological summary of major movements, styles, periods and artists that have contributed to the evolution and development of visual art. Graduates of the program understand past and contemporary visual art forms, can demonstrate knowledge of key monuments and objects within a breadth of discrete periods and regions of artistic production, know the history and literature of methodologies employed in art history, and are conversant in the key discourses, themes and issues associated with the global study of art history.
If the history of art has encouraged a division of general history into phases or periods, specialised studies of art seem to offer few concrete insights into the larger social and political factors, or the prevailing day-to-day attitudes and ways of life, that might characterise such periods.
The different art works of our ancestors such as sculptures, paintings and even their literature marked the history.Because of that, art and literature often serve as records of the social and personal imprecisions that follow from historical movements.
Our majors have gone on to thrive in graduate MA and PhD programs in art history and in careers in College and University teaching, museums, and the art market; for others, art history coursework has proven outstanding preparation for a broad range of disciplines, including law, business, and medicine.
Studying Art History can build skills in creative thinking, design and planning, which are useful for careers in communication and media, marketing, journalism, conservation, exhibition management, galleries and auction houses, tourism, diplomacy, intellectual property and copyright law, and business management.