University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art and Art History

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Welcome to the Department of Art and Art History

The Department of Art & Art History offers three programs of study: Studio Art, Art History, and Art Education. Majors in Studio Art or Art History are chosen by students seeking an excellent base for a liberal arts education, by students with aspirations to pursue graduate study, and by students looking toward careers in the arts. The Art Education program combines coursework in studio art and art history with requirements that lead to a license to teach in public schools, private schools, or alternative environments. The Department considers the disciplines of studio art, art history, and art education to be necessarily inter-related, in that students completing a major in Studio Art, Art History, or Art Education complete requirements drawn from the other programs. Thus, students pursuing majors in the Department of Art and Art History pursue specific interests while developing an inter-disciplinary understanding of the visual arts.

The studio art program emphasizes art making as a form of creative inquiry taking place within a broad historical context. The studio art program leads to a B.A. degree with a major in Studio Art.

The art history program covers the broad range of visual expressions found in a variety of cultures and throughout human history. The art history program leads to a B.A. degree with a major in Art History.

The Art Education program integrates coursework in studio art and art history with professional training in the field of education. The art history program leads to a B.S in Education and to Vermont state licensure as an art teacher at the pre-K through 12th grade levels.