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Art History

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Art History students visit the visual collections of the Whaling Museum archives in New Bedford.

Art history students explore the visual collections of the Whaling Museum archives in New Bedford.


Art History at CVPA

The study of art history can prepare CVPA students (both majors and minors) for a variety of professional options, including:

  • graduate study
  • gallery/museum careers
  • arts administration
  • library and archives positions
  • corporate arts management

Faculty members are highly regarded and published scholars in the discipline of art history and visual culture.

Students are offered a variety of courses that encompass topics and expertise related to western and non-western arts and visual culture, including:

  • ancient Greece and Rome
  • the Americas
  • modern Europe
  • the United States
  • the Islamic world
  • China and Japan

We also offer courses in the histories and theories of film, new media, digital art, animation, popular culture, architecture, and sustainability.

Prospective students

Contact us to plan a visit or to learn more about:

  • the study of art history at UMassD
  • our participation in the Honors College
  • assistance in the transfer process

Art History Brochure (PDF)


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