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Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Orem, UT, United States
The Bachelor in Art History program at Utah Valley University offers a strong foundation in the study of art history and the liberal arts, with an emphasis on both intellectual and practical skills. 
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The Department offers an array of art history courses on topics ranging from ancient culture to contemporary art, as well as specialized courses on such relevant topics as museum studies and arts management. 

Mission Statement

To cultivate the creation and appreciation of visual art, we foster creative confidence, critical thinking, interdisciplinary collaboration, and cultural responsibility. We follow these principles to accomplish our mission:

  • Visual Literacy 

We encourage the development of strong visual literacy among students of the visual arts. We support the study of history, culture, technology and trends to this end.

  • Professional Excellence 

In preparing visual art students for careers in a broad market, we support and expect excellence and professionalism.

  • Creative Diversity

While teaching techniques, styles, and practices is an important part of our programs, we support a diversity of styles and individual expressions among students in their creative work. We promote artistic freedom and seek to preserve cultural identity through creative production, exhibition, and historical research.


Art historians preserve ideas and artifacts for future generations, and they teach others to appreciate art, culture, and cultural history. The Bachelor of Art in Art History program at Utah Valley University helps students prepare for a range of arts-related jobs, including art dealership, art directorship, art education, and work in museums and galleries. It also provides the necessary foundation for graduate studies in art history, which in turn, prepares one for a career in post-secondary teaching, museum curatorship, and museum directorship.

Finally, the degree helps students prepare for graduate work in correlated fields, such as art restoration, arts management, library studies, international business, and legal studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Photography
  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Sculpture 
  • Ceramics 
  • History of Art to the Renaissance
  • History of Design and Visual Arts
  • Ancient Art of Egypt and the Near East
  • Medieval Art and Architecture History
  • Classical Art and Architecture History
  • Baroque Art and Architecture History
  • Northern Baroque Art History
  • Modern Art and Architecture History
  • History of Architecture
  • History of Contemporary Art
  • The History of Photograph

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • $115 application fee
  • Official High School Transcripts or Record Equivalent
  • English Proficiency
  • Affidavit of support and financial statements (All financial support papers must be in English, showing amounts in U.S. dollars.)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8046 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    5192 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2596 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orem

  • 950 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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