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School of Liberal Arts

Applications accepted for fall only.      NYSED: 30021     HEGIS 1099   

The major in Art History and Museum Professions prepares students for positions in museums and other art institutions, with a focus on collections management, public relations, development, education, rights and reproductions, visitor services, special events, and exhibitions. Curriculum below is for the entering class of Fall 2015. 

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAHA 111 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Ancient Prehistory Through the Middle Ages**3
HA 112 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era**3
HA 361 - History and Meaning of Museum3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Foreign Language*3
EN 367 - Writing for Art History and Museum Professions3
Semester 6
MAJOR AREAHA 231 - Modern Art**3
HA 362 - Museum Professions and Administration3
RELATED AREAAC 111 - Advertising and Promotion***3
BL 343 - Introduction to Business Law3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Foreign Language*3
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAHA 331 - Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present **3
HA 411 - Western Theories of Art3
choice - see HA Other World Civilization*3
RELATED AREAAC 322 - Public Relations for the Arts Profession3
FA 117 - Traditional Techniques in the Fine Arts2
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see American History*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAHA 461 - Senior Seminar: Museum Exhibition3
HA 462 - Art and Ethics3
choice - see History of Arts Electives**3
RELATED AREAAC 311 - Integrated Marketing Communications Management3
IC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning3
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
MAJOR AREA33
RELATED AREA17
LIBERAL ARTS12
 Total Credits: 62
 

Please Note: The eleven (11) Major Area Courses from History of Art (HA) are Liberal Arts Courses.

*Fall 2015 Requirements: See below.

  • Foreign Language: 6 credits. Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet the General Education Foreign Language requirement (G8).
  • American History:  3 credits. CHOICE of any course that meets the General  Education American History requirement (G10).
  • Other World Civilizations:  3 credits. CHOICE of any non-Western History of Art course that meets General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9).

**History of Art Electives:  15 credits

  • HA 111 History of Western Art and Civilization: Ancient Prehistory Through the Middle Ages (3 cr.) required in Semester 5 (if taken, CHOICE of any HA course not previously taken).
  • HA 112 History of Western Art and Civilization: Renaissance to the Modern Era (3 cr.) required in Semester 5 (if taken, CHOICE of any Liberal Arts course not previously taken).
  • HA 231 Modern Art (3 cr.) required in Semester 6 (if taken, CHOICE of any HA course not previously taken).
  • HA 331 Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present (3 cr.) required in Semester 7 (if taken, CHOICE of any HA course not previously taken).
  • Required in Semester 8: CHOICE of any 3-credit HA course not previously taken.

***Related Area:  AC 111 required in Semester 6 (if taken, CHOICE of any 2- or 3-credit General Elective(s)).