Art History

TYPE: Concentration of Art (Visual Arts)
DEGREE: B.A./B.S.
DEPARTMENT: Visual Arts Department

LOCATION: On-Campus
4-YEAR PATHWAY: Graduate in 4 Years

General Description

Art has played a vital role in human civilization throughout history and among all cultures. People from all societies, eras, and age groups uniquely express themselves through the creation of art.

Analyze, critique, and evaluate these art forms to grasp an understanding of the artist, the culture, and the time. Use the elements of studio art to assist you in describing what you see and how you respond to it.

Engage your inner historian and art critic as you appreciate varied art forms and artists. Captivate your creativity, hone your aesthetic eye through working with various studio arts, and interpret art through a combination of your senses, skills and knowledge.

Program Outcomes

Through a concentration in art history at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Interpret and understand works of art throughout history
  • Develop self-awareness and self-expression through artistic inquiry
  • Create engaging works of art
  • Use art history vocabulary to identify, describe, evaluate, and interpret art forms across time periods and cultures

Career Opportunities

With a broad intellectual and analytical background developed through art history, you will find numerous careers open such as a:

  • Art director
  • Gallery owner or manager
  • Painting restorer
  • Antiquarian book trader
  • Art librarian
  • Estate appraiser
  • Museum curator
  • Antiques dealer
  • Arts organization consultant
  • Art preservationist
  • Architectural conservationist

Did You Know?

  • Through Superior-Duluth's vibrant arts community, numerous opportunities are available to gain experience through off-campus internships.
  • UW-Superior is home to Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center housing studios for painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography, printmaking, drawing, woodworking, metal work and weaving.
  • UW-Superior's Kruk Gallery hosts guest exhibitions.
  • UW-Superior's Third Floor Gallery features local artists' and students' work.

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