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

Discover yesterday and connect it to today.

If your interest in art isn't just the creation of it but the inspiration behind it, then the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with an emphasis in History of Art & Visual Culture program is your path to a rewarding career. A practice-based major, it focuses on modern and contemporary art and centers on two tracks: curatorial practices and theory and criticism. The coursework features a combination of studio, research and practicum experiences to link the study of art history to the diverse worlds of contemporary art production and presentation. 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. And you'll be prepared for positions in museums, galleries, auction houses and publishing, as well as graduate-level study.

 

Facilities

You'll have access to:

  • Battelle Hall (sculpture and jewelry), Kinney Hall (ceramics, printmaking and the glass lab) and The Amelita Mirolo Fine Arts Building (drawing and painting)
  • Four galleries used exclusively for student exhibitions
  • A well-equipped slide-shooting/documentation studio
  • Semi-private studios
  • The Beeler Gallery, which — with its rotating series of exhibitions and visiting artists and scholars — functions as an important classroom space as well

 

Student and alumni works

 

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

Employers

9/11 Memorial Museum
American University
Art Institute of Chicago
Art Preservation Services

Carnegie Mellon University
Ceramics Monthly
Christie's

Cleveland Museum of Art
Noguchi Museum

 


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Credit hours

Requirement  
Program Requirements 54
CORE Studio Requirements 36
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements 30
Total
120

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Course information

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Faculty

Carol Boram-Hays
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kristen brown
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Catherine C. Cupps
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katherine hammond
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robert knotts
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Jeannine Kraft
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Jinyi Liu
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susan myers
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James Payne
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Aaron Petten
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Ann Shifflet
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Angela Smith
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Georgia Tangi
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Liz Trapp
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Claire Wiedman
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