Art History BA Degree
Prepare for an Art Career or Grad School
A degree in art history from The University of Texas at Tyler prepares you to enter a career as a curator, art director, manager of a private collection or art teacher.
- Study in state-of-the-art facilities using the latest digital and audio technology.
- Get one-on-one attention from professors you’d expect only at a small private university.
- Learn from professors who are practicing artists and committed scholars.
Our graduates are employed in such positions as community arts organizer, presentation designer and art instructor, among many others.
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Bachelor’s in Art History: Spans Centuries. Exciting and Relevant.
- Prepare exhibitions for the university’s Meadows Gallery and at the Tyler Museum of Art.
- Examine art from ancient to contemporary on the Tyler campus in facilities rated among the best in Texas and nationwide. Spanning more than 30,000 square feet, art facilities feature the latest audio and digital technology.
- Concentrate your art degree in a particular field of art by minoring in a subject such as chemistry, anthropology, English or history.
- Join the Art Club that sponsors museum trips, guest speakers and student art sales.
- Attend art classes that are purposely kept small for maximum student-professor interaction.
Art History Faculty: Engaged, Enthralling Educators
- Learn from professors who are all practicing arts in such media as ceramics, painting, drawing and sculpture.
- Study with professors who are published art scholars and authorities in their fields.
- Enjoy personal mentoring from faculty with high expectations for students.
- Explore art history with a faculty that includes two full-time art historians.
Learn about UT Tyler’s art faculty
Art Courses: Career-Focused. Dynamic.
Women in Art – Gain a general knowledge of women artists as well as an introduction to key concepts and critical theories in feminist art history through reading assignments, class discussion and a writing project.
Twentieth-Century Art – Explore painting, sculpture and architecture in the 20th century with special attention given to avant-garde movements such as cubism, dada, surrealism, abstract expressionism, pop and op.
Art and Society: Ancient to Medieval – Undertake a study of painting, sculpture and architecture from antiquity through the medieval era with particular emphasis on societal circumstances which helped to form artistic evolution.
Career Outlook for Art Majors
Graduates of the UT Tyler art program have gone on to become successful practicing artists, museum curators, managers of private collections, art directors and graduate art students. For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Archivists, Curators and Museum Workers.
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