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B.A. in Art, Art History

The Art – Art History major at Colorado State University provides a basic preparation in art history for graduate studies, careers in research and teaching at the college level, positions in museums, libraries, or private collections, or for writing and criticism in the arts.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

In addition to a high degree of research experience, students in the Art – Art History major at Colorado State University will complete a second field or minor and one year of foreign language. In-depth study in a second field allows students to refine their focus.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • Fundamental knowledge and mastery of media and processes necessary to communicate meaning in a work of art.
  • Ability to communicate clearly about their own art and the art of others.
  • Knowledge about contemporary art and motivation to view and discuss current local, regional, and national exhibitions

Potential Occupations

Art graduates possess a number of transferable communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills appropriate for work in traditional business as well as positions in academia and roles as freelance artists, graphic designers, art educators, art historians, studio fine artists and as “creatives” in government and industry. Many employers appreciate art majors for their multiple skills and their ability to adapt to a variety of tasks and work environments.

Participation in internships, cooperative education, and service learning opportunities is highly recommended to enhance practical training and development. Graduates who go on for advanced studies can attain more responsible positions with the possibility of rising to top professional levels.

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Courses included

  • Photo Image Making
  • Pottery
  • Metalsmithing and Jewelry
  • Fibers
  • Painting
  • Printmaking I-Intaglio and Relief
  • Sculpture

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