B.A. On Campus

Art History

Willamette University

48 months
53300 USD/year
53300 USD/year
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From the Stone Age to the present, from the ancient Mediterranean to Europe, North America and Asia, Willamette’s Department of Art History at Willamette University takes a broad chronological and geographic purview of visual art and architecture. 


They conduct research at the on-campus Pacific Northwest Art and Artists Archive and curate exhibitions at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. They travel abroad with professors or through internships to visit art museums and important monuments. And they participate in local internships at the Portland Art Museum or with regional art conservationists.

Alumni have gone on to graduate studies at Harvard, the University of California and the University of Oregon; or they pursue careers at the Denver Art Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as in fields such as education, law and business.

Careers in Art History

Recent alumni of Willamette’s Department of Art History pursued graduate degrees at institutions such as Harvard University, the University of California at Santa Barbara, and the University of Oregon. Current students and alumni also pursued recent internship and career opportunities with The New Yorker, The Denver Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Corning Museum of Glass, and several other noted institutions.

Graduates of Art History program at Willamette University secure employment in a wide range of professions, including academia, art conservation science, primary and secondary school teaching, business, law, photography and many other fields.

Getting Involved

Our students collaborate with faculty in diverse ways, such as helping to research and curate exhibitions at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art on campus, or by traveling abroad with professors to document contemporary art and interview important artists in the field. Through local internships at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the Portland Art Museum, or with regional art conservationists, our students benefit from numerous opportunities to gain professional experience as they pursue art historical studies. In addition, students participate in a number of funded scholarly initiatives on campus that foster student-faculty collaboration, student research presentations in a public setting, and community service-based art exhibitions and projects. At the Pacific Northwest Art and Artists Archive (PNAAA), located in the Hatfield Library on campus, students gain firsthand experience conducting historical research by examining archival documents, works of art and artifacts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art Historical Inquiry
  • Monographic Studies in Art History
  • Contemporary Art: 1970-Present
  • Modern Art [Europe and America]: 1890-1945
  • 18th- and 19th-Century Art History
  • Western Medieval Art and Architecture
  • Baroque and Neoclassical Visual Culture
  • Renaissance Visual Culture
  • Roman Art and Architecture
  • Greek Art and Architecture
  •  Art Literature and Criticism
  • Post-War Art: 1945-1970
  • Advanced Topics in Art History
  • Christian Art and Iconography
  • Theories and Methodologies of Art History
  • Independent Study in Art History I and II
  • Art History Senior Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common application
  • Records of Secondary and Post-Secondary Academic Work
  • School Report Form and Counselor Recommendation
  • SAT or ACT scores - optional
  • Teacher Evaluation - optional
  • Official Language Test Score
  • Passport Photo Identification Page
  • Financial Guarantee Statement
  • Mailing Your Documents

Tuition Fee

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    53300 USD/year
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    53300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 53300 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Oregon

1031 - 1701 USD /month
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