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Art History, B.A.

About the Program

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) Accredited

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
http://finearts.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations 2014 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

One course in Ancient Art chosen from:

FAR 351 Art of the Ancient World
FAR 353 Art of Egypt and the Near East
FAR 354 Art and Culture of Greece
FAR 355 Art and Culture of Rome

One course in Medieval Art chosen from:
FAR 352 Art and Culture of Islam
FAR 356 Early Medieval Art
FAR 357 Late Medieval Art
FAR 369 Art of the Middle Ages

One course in Renaissance/Baroque Art chosen from:
FAR 358 Early Renaissance Art in Italy
FAR 359 High Renaissance and Mannerism
FAR 361 Italian Baroque Art
FAR 367 Baroque of Northern Europe
FAR 373 Art and Culture of Venice 1300-1800
FAR 469 Art and Architecture in Siena

One course in Modern/Contemporary Art chosen from:
FAR 325 History of Photography
FAR 362 Nineteenth-Century Art
FAR 363 Twentieth-Century Art
FAR 364 Art After 1940
FAR 365 American Art

One course in Non-Western Art chosen from:
FAR 352 Islamic Art and Culture
FAR 353 Art of Egypt and the Near East
FAR 375 Introduction to Asian Art
FAR 376 Indian Art
FAR 377 Art of China and Japan
FAR 380 Art of Africa

B. Electives in Art History (15 cr)
Select three courses from the following:

FAR 325 History of Photography
FAR 351 Art of the Ancient World
FAR 352 Art and Culture of Islam
FAR 353 Art and Culture of Egypt and the Near East
FAR 354 Art and Culture of Greece
FAR 355 Art and Culture of Rome
FAR 356 Early Medieval Art
FAR 357 Late Medieval Art
FAR 358 Early Renaissance Art in Italy
FAR 359 High Renaissance and Mannerism
FAR 361 Italian Baroque Art
FAR 362 Nineteenth-Century Art
FAR 363 Twentieth-Century Art
FAR 364 Art After 1940
FAR 365 American Art
FAR 366 African-American Art
FAR 367 Baroque of Northern Europe
FAR 369 Art in the Middle Ages
FAR 370 Methods in Art History
FAR 371 Art Theory and Criticism
FAR 372 Masterworks of Architecture
FAR 373 Arts and Culture of Venice 1300-1800
FAR 374 History of Art Collecting
FAR 375 Introduction to Asian Art
FAR 376 Indian Art
FAR 377 Art of China and Japan
FAR 380 Art of Africa
FAR 382 Modern and Contemporary Russian Art
FAR 386 Global Baroque Art and Architecture
FAR 389 Topics in Art History
FAR 471 Senior Seminar in Art History
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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