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Art History, B.A.

About the Program

The program in art history is designed to train students in the history and development of art worldwide. Art history, as one of the disciplines in the liberal arts, is envisioned as a foundation for graduate study and for careers in a wide variety of professions. Art history majors are prepared for graduate work in art history, arts administration, museum studies, arts librarianship, visual resource and archive curatorship, historic preservation and art conservation. Buffalo State art history majors who continue their studies on the graduate level may find employment in public and private agencies, libraries, galleries, museums, publishing houses, art dealerships, colleges, arts consultancies, commercial arts organizations and in tourism. It is recommended that art history majors achieve fluency in at least one foreign language before graduating. Students enrolled in a studio course are expected to work a minimum of two additional hours each week outside of class for each credit granted for that class.

About the Fine Arts Department

502 Upton Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6014
Fax: (716) 878-6697

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements 33-39 cr

Total Required Credit Hours in Art History 42 cr

A. Required Courses (27 cr)
FAR 101 Drawing I
FAR 104 Themes and Issues in Contemporary Arts
FAR 250 Art History I
FAR 251 Art History II
FAR 354 Art and Culture of Greece
FAR 359 High Renaissance and Mannerism
FAR 362 Nineteenth-Century Art
FAR 363 Twentieth-Century Art

One course in medieval art from list below
One course in non-Western art from list below

B. Electives in Art History (15 cr)
Select five courses from the following:
FAR 325 History of Photography
FAR 352 Art and Culture of Islam
FAR 353 Art and Culture of Egypt and the Near East
FAR 356 Early Medieval Art
FAR 357 Late Medieval Art
FAR 358 Early Renaissance Art in Italy
FAR 361 Italian Baroque Art
FAR 364 Art After 1940
FAR 365 American Art
FAR 367 Baroque of Northern Europe
FAR 369 Art in the Middle Ages
FAR 371 Art Theory and Criticism
FAR 372 Masterworks of Architecture
FAR 380 Art of Africa
FAR 389 Topics in Art History
FAR 469 Art and Architecture in Siena
FAR 488 Internship in Art History
FAR 499 Independent Study in Art History

All College Electives 39-45 cr

Total Required Credit Hours 120 cr

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