ACM | Art History

Course topics in the art history specialization range from the study of ancient to contemporary art and include classes on non-Western art and critical studies.

Through their studies of the history of art, students acquire not only an understanding of artistic styles within their cultural context, but also are introduced to the many methodological and theoretical avenues through which the history of art may be investigated. The program consists of 16 courses earning 48 credits, with an additional 6 credits of Department of Arts, Culture, and Media (ACM) departmental requirements.

In addition to courses in art history, students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of internships in the metropolitan region in museums and nonprofit art-related institutions. Over the course of their studies, art history students hone their writing and research skills and are introduced to the variety of professional applications of their degree, from academia to museums to the corporate world.

For more information on declaring Art History as your major or minor, please email Professor Paul Sternberger, area coordinator at sternbrg@newark.rutgers.edu.

Accordion Content

  • Required Foundation Courses (6 credits)

    • 21:082:101  Introduction to Art History I (3)
    • 21:082:102  Introduction to Art History II (3)

    Required Art History Courses (6 credits)

    • 21:082:350  Development of Modern Art (3)
    • 21:082:360  Art Since 1945 (3)

    Required Studio Courses (6 credits from the following)

    • 21:085:102  Design Fundamentals (3)
    • 21:085:103  3-D Design Fundamentals (3)
    • 21:080:121  Introduction to Drawing (3)
    • 21:080:251  Introduction to Painting (3)
    • 21:080:261  Introduction to Photography (3)

    ACM Critical Studies Core Requirement (3 credits from the following, in consultation with adviser)

    • 21:080:285  Seminar in Contemporary Art (3)
    • 21:089:304 Convergence (3)
    • 21:089:256 Art and History of Film (3)
    • 21:089:309  Imagery and Culture (3)

    Elective Courses for Specialization (21 credits in consultation with adviser)

    • 21 credits of art history (082) or related courses 200 level or above

    Senior Thesis (6 credits)

    • 21:082:497  Senior Seminar in Art History I (3)
    • 21:082:498  Senior Seminar in Art History II (3)

    Arts, Culture, and Media Departmental Core Requirements for Art History (6 credits)

    • 21:083:101  Introduction to Arts, Culture, and Media (3)
    • 21:083:301  Colloquium in Arts, Culture, and Media (3) or 21:083:401 Seminar in Arts, Culture, and Media (3)
  • Required Art History Courses (6 credits)

    • 21:082:101  Introduction to Art History I (3)
    • 21:082:102  Introduction to Art History II (3)

    Additional Art History Courses (12 credits)

    • 12 credits of art history courses (082) 200 level or above in consultation with adviser