Are graduate studies available for this program? No
Can you major in this program? No
Can you minor in this program? Yes
The Art History minor gives students a strong foundation for future teaching in the arts as well as for careers in museum or gallery work.
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Stetson University offers a strong Art History minor that features a variety of courses ranging from ancient to contemporary art. Students learn to combine research skills and critical thinking to better understand the interactions of art and culture in a variety of different locales and historical periods.
A rich and varied program of visiting artists, critics and art historians widens student exposure to contemporary and historical art and artists. Recent lecturers, critics and visiting artists have included Alexis Rockman, Fiona Rae, Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff, Vik Muniz, Dave Hickey, Zoe Leonard, Michael Rush, Alison Saar, Martha Rosler, William Wiley, Patti Warashina, Michael Lucero and Samella Lewis. Campus art facilities provides first-hand access to important new artwork. Area museums and galleries further expand student options for a variety of art experiences.
What makes the program distinctive?
The Art History program is an integral part of the Stetson Department of Creative Arts, which brings together faculty and students engaged in the study and practice of creative pursuits. See relevant sections of the Stetson University Catalog and this website to learn more about the department's other programs in Art, Digital Arts, Humanities and Theatre Arts.
Academics and Research
Facilities and opportunities
The Hand Art Center, an on-campus venue adjacent to Sampson Hall, provides first-hand access to important artwork through rotating exhibitions. It is also the venue for our annual juried student art competition and the Senior Thesis Exhibition.
Awards and Recognition
- Ekaterina Kudryavtseva, Ph.D., University of Southern California; art history
Beyond the Classroom
Stetson's institutional relationships with arts organizations provide internship opportunities for students at several locations including the Southeast Museum of Photography, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Museum of Florida Art.