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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 2018. 

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 AREABL 343 - Introduction to Business Law
  or 201 - Business Law for the Artist
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Foreign Language*3
ELECTIVEAC 111 - Advertising and Promotion or General Elective***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 - Publicity/Public Relations for Visual Arts Management3
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
RELATED AREAAC 311 - Integrated Marketing Communications Management3
IC 497 - Senior Internship C: Career Planning3
LIBERAL ARTSchoice - see Liberal Arts Elective**3
 Total Credits: 62

Please Note: The ten (10) Major Area Courses from History of Art (HA) are Liberal Arts Courses.

*Fall 2018 Requirements: see below

Liberal Arts: 15 credits** 

  • English: 3 credits.  EN 367
  • 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).
  • Liberal Arts Elective: 3 credits.
**NOTE: The major area courses for this degree require a minimum of 30 credits in art history coursework and 15  additional credits in liberal arts courses. If the required art history or liberal arts courses in this Bachelor of Science degree were completed in associate degree-level coursework, additional  art history or liberal arts courses will be required to fulfill the major area and liberal arts graduation requirements.  

If you are a high school student

You may not apply directly to the bachelor's degree program. High school students should apply to a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program and after completing that degree apply to the two-year bachelor's program. 

If you have an AAS from FIT

You may apply to the bachelor's degree program. 

If you have credits or a degree from another college

You may apply to the two-year Art History and Museum Professions BS program as a transfer student if you meet one of the following criteria by the time you enroll at FIT:

  • you will have an associates or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in a program that is equivalent to any FIT AAS program or in liberal arts. (This is a guideline; graduates in other areas may also be considered.) 
  • you will have earned at least 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree in an equivalent or related program at a regionally accredited college.

A college program is equivalent if it contains the same major area and liberal arts distribution as in FIT AAS programs. Applicants from college programs that are not equivalent must apply to the AAS program.
Please note that FIT AAS students receive priority admissions consideration.

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