Art historians view the world through the history of its art and seek to preserve art as a source for understanding the world and its cultures. Visual sensitivity, knowledge of history, training in research methods and writing skills are developed through the study of art history.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Master of Arts
The art history department at SCAD has the largest full-time, full professor faculty devoted to art history in the United States. Faculty members specialize in topics from the ancient world to contemporary art. The department sponsors minors in new media studies, museum studies and British-American studies.
Art history offers a curriculum designed to stimulate an understanding of art and contribute to the core curriculum of all SCAD programs of study. Professors and students in the art history department engage in dynamic discourse of art history, theory and criticism. Art history students benefit from foundation studies courses in drawing, design and color theory.