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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 offers students the opportunity to prepare 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 other non-curatorial roles.

Semester 5Credits
MAJOR AREAHA 231 - Modern Art3
HA 361 - History and Meaning of Museum3
LIBERAL ARTSEN 321 - Strategies of Business Communication3
ELECTIVEchoice - General Elective2-3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Foreign Language* G83
Semester 6
MAJOR AREABL 343 - Introduction to Business Law3
HA 362 - Museum Professions and Administration3
LIBERAL ARTSHA 111 - History of Western Art and Civilization: Ancient Prehistory Through the Middle Ages3
choice - see Foreign Language*3
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see Other World Civilizations* G93
Semester 7
MAJOR AREAAC 322 - Publicity/Public Relations for Visual Art Management3
HA 331 - Contemporary Art and Culture: 1945 to the Present3
HA 411 - Western Theories of Art3
choice - see History of Art**3
RELATED AREAFA 117 - Traditional Techniques in the Fine Arts2
GENERAL EDUCATIONchoice - see American History*3
Semester 8
MAJOR AREAAC 311 - Integrated Marketing Communications Management3
HA 461 - Senior Seminar: Museum Exhibition3
HA 462 - Art and Ethics3
RELATED AREAIC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts Elective*3
 Total Credits: 61-62

*Fall 2014 Requirements: See below.

FIT's Gen Ed courses are organized along the following categories: G1 Basic Communication; G2 Mathematics; G3 Natural Sciences; G4 Social Sciences; G5 Western Civilization; G6 The Arts; G7 Humanities; G8 Foreign Language; G9 Other World Civilizations; G10 American History. 

American History:  3 credits
CHOICE of any course that meets General Education American History requirement (G10).

Foreign Language: 6 credits
Two semesters of the same foreign language, one of which must meet G8.

Other World Civilization: 3 credits
CHOICE of any HA course that meets the General Education Other World Civilizations requirement (G9).

History of Art: 9 credits
HA 231 required in Semester 5 (if not previously taken), or if taken
CHOICE of any HA course not previously taken.

HA 111 required in Semester 6 (if not previously taken), or if taken
CHOICE of any HA course not previously taken.

HA 331 required in Semester 7 (if not previously taken), or if taken
CHOICE of any HA course not previously taken.

Liberal Arts Elective:  3 credits
CHOICE in Semester 8 of any 200-, 300-, or 400- level liberal arts course.

**History of Art Elective: 3 credits
CHOICE in Semester 7 of any HA course not previously taken.

NOTE: AC 111 and HA 112 must be completed prior to the sixth semester.