Art historians study and interpret the work of many types of artists over the centuries, based on the times in which they lived and their continuing impact on the world. Students in the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at UA also may earn a Bachelor of Arts in:
Students also may pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts, which provides comprehensive preparation for professional practice in one of the following areas:
The Mary Schiller Myers School of Art, located in Folk Hall, offers 70,000 square feet of learning space — enabling students to explore new areas of creative research and ensuring that their professional skills are cutting edge. Well-equipped studios are devoted to:
Folk Hall also is home to the Emily Davis Art Gallery, which showcases art and design of regional, national and international significance as well as student, juried student and scholarship exhibitions.
In addition, art majors benefit from the visiting artists and lecture series sponsored by the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art.
Students are encouraged to participate in co-op programs and internships. In recent years, students have participated in co-op and internship programs at such diverse sites as:
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A B.A. in Art History prepares you for a variety of careers — from working in arts administration to working as archivists or curators in museums or university libraries. Other fields of interest include publishing, teaching and historic preservation.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: