Studio Art with an Emphasis in the History of Art & Visual Culture

Learn about art history while building your practice.

If your interest in art isn't just the creation of work but the inspiration behind it, then the Studio Art with an Emphasis in the History of Art & Visual Culture program is your path to a rewarding career. Our practice-based major focuses on modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on curatorial practices, theory, and criticism. You'll unravel the stories behind great works of art, ranging from monumental to small-scale, while learning about the artists’ lives and societies in which their visions were created. 

Our graduates go on to work as art critics, preservation and conservation experts, gallery directors, conservators, antiques dealers, collection managers, artist representatives, art investment consultants, art law specialists, art advisors and consultants, corporate curators, visual resource curators, art administrators, estate appraisers, art history teachers, and writers, as well as attend graduate school.


Explore up-close student studios in The Amelita Mirolo Fine Arts Building

Launch Experience

 

Facilities

You'll have access to:

  • Battelle Hall: sculpture and jewelry 

  • Kinney Hall: ceramics, printmaking, and glass lab 

  • The Amelita Mirolo Fine Arts Building: drawing and painting 

  • Three galleries used exclusively for student exhibitions 

  • A well-equipped slide-shooting/ documentation studio 

  • Semi-private studios 

  • Beeler Gallery, which—with its rotating series of exhibitions and visiting artists and scholars— functions as an important classroom space 

 

Student work

 

Careers

Whether you dream of curating at the Museum of Modern Art in New York or starting your own gallery in your hometown, you can follow in the footsteps of CCAD grads who have launched careers at every level of the industry.

Antiques dealer
Architectural conservator
Art administrator
Art advisor/consultant
Art critic
Art history teacher

Art investment consultant
Art law specialist
Artist representative
Collection manager
Corporate curator
Estate appraiser

Freelance writer
Gallery director
Preservation and conservation expert
Visual resource curator

Recent employers

9/11 Memorial Museum 
American University
Argo & Lehne Jewelers 
Art Institute of Chicago 

Art Preservation Services 
Carnegie Mellon University 
Ceramics Monthly 
Christie’s 

Cleveland Museum of Art 
Noguchi Museum 
The Ross Art Museum 

 


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Credit hours

Requirement 
Program Requirements60
CORE Studio Requirements24
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements36
Total
120

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Course information

Check out the History of Art & Visual Culture course requirements.

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Faculty

Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Assistant Professor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
CORE Studies, History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
CORE Studies, History of Art & Visual Culture
Assistant Professor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Chair of History of Art & Visual Culture, Professor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Assistant Professor, MFA Thesis Advisor
History of Art & Visual Culture, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture
Assistant Professor, MFA Thesis Advisor
History of Art & Visual Culture, Master of Fine Arts
Adjunct Instructor
History of Art & Visual Culture

 


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