Art History Bachelor's Degree Overview
Not too many art history students get to explore one of the world’s best art museums as their classroom.
University of Toledo art history majors go to class at UT’s Center for the Visual Arts on the campus of the Toledo Museum of Art. Undergraduates study the history of art and architecture and analyze art’s meaning, style and social context. They have access to TMA’s 45 galleries, library, research facilities and art education programs.
Art History Bachelor Degree Concentrations
Art museum practices — This concentration emphasizes professional standards, practices and procedures used in contemporary museums of art.
Art History Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Invaluable museum experience. UToledo students who choose the optional concentration in art museum practices work with UT faculty and Toledo Museum of Art professionals to design and install an exhibition at the museum.
- Real-world skills. UToledo art history bachelor’s degree students are prepared for the current job market. They learn how to critique, write, research and problem solve as well as how to use tools and digital technology.
- Top-notch faculty. UT Art Department faculty members get to know their students. Faculty members exhibit their work around the world and bring their experiences into the classroom.
- Classes on the Toledo Museum of Art campus. Art history majors attend class in UT’s four-story Center for the Visual Arts on the TMA’s campus. The Frank Gehry-designed center offers undergraduate art students direct access to the museum’s resources.
- Work in the community. Art majors have added to their portfolios by:
- Curating exhibitions at “guerrilla galleries” in Toledo
- Crafting wearable sculptures displayed on the runway in the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion
- Attending classes and conferences around the U.S. and the world with UT professors
- Accredited. The Department of Art in UToledo's School of Visual and Performing Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.
- Become an art educator.
Art history majors have used the flexibility, understanding and critical skills learned in their undergraduate studies to find work in arts administration, architecture, film, law, journalism, business, communications and higher education. They also are employed as:
|Fine arts photographer||Museum curator, administrator, educator or registrar|
|Graphic designer||Private art collections manager|
- Lynn Brinkman, interlibrary loan associate, University Libraries, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
- Rebecca Burdock, freelance graphic designer and artist, Columbus, OH
- Alex DeBeukelaer, curator of graphic and exhibit design, The Toledo Zoo, Toledo, OH
- Nikki Eggerstorfer, visual artist, Captain Cook, Hawaii
Art History Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
Art History Bachelor’s Degree Sample Courses
- History of Modern Art
- Ethnographic Art
- African Art
- History of Graphic Design
- History of New Media
- Art Museum Practices
- History of Photography
- Art and Feminism
- Contemporary Art