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Art History, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Saint Paul, MN, United States
The Art History Department at St. Thomas explores the many dimensions of art in a broad range of periods and worldwide cultures. The courses, programs, and faculty of the department prompt students to become investigators, learning to ask and answer questions about art, from pottery to painting, from bronzes to buildings. 
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Students are encouraged to conduct independent research and to present their findings to a broader audience and to make art accessible inside and outside of the classroom.

Art history embodies the study of the liberal arts by considering the work of art and architecture within its broader cultural and social context, including religion, economic production, politics, gender, and social identification. The liberal arts and interdisciplinary nature of the major can be combined effectively with other majors such as theology, history, philosophy, or with programs emphasizing professional skills, including journalism, communication, or elementary education. Recent graduates of the Art History program have pursued careers in education, art conservation, historic preservation, museum education and curatorship, art gallery direction, publishing and interior design.

The department offers a number of courses for the non-major to fulfill the Fine Arts, Human Diversity, and Writing Across the Curriculum components of the core curriculum.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Art History
  • Methods, Approaches, and Problems in Art History
  • Senior Paper and Presentation
  • Women in Ancient Art and Culture
  • Greek Art and Archaeology
  •  Roman Art and Archaeology
  • Churches and Mosques in the First Millennium
  • Cathedrals, Monasteries, and Caliphates
  • Southern Renaissance Art and Society
  • Baroque and Rococo Art

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • The St. Thomas application or Common Application
  • Official ACT or SAT test scores (Our ACT school code is 2102 and SAT school code is 6110)
  • Official transcripts - from high school and any colleges attended
  • Writing Sample
  • Letters of recommendation (recommended, but not required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    44780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22390 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Paul

  • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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