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College Of Arts And Sciences
Art History & Criticism
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Why Study Art History & Criticism?

Our Art History and Criticism major offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary and individually crafted curriculum. You'll learn about the foundations of Western art at the introductory level, and then choose to specialize in a certain area, or continue to explore more broadly across different fields and perspectives, from ancient to modern and contemporary. Our proximity to New York City’s world-renowned museums and galleries offers extensive opportunities for research, internships, and professional networking.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Arts in Historical and Cultural Perspective
  • Media, Art, Culture, and Technology

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Arts of the Ancient World
  • Introduction to Architecture
  • Modern Art
  • History of Photography

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Curator
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Professor

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Ross & Kramer Gallery, East Hampton
  • California College of the Arts

Related Majors

Interested in this Major?

Department of Art

Chair: Margaret Schedel

Office: 2224 Staller Center for the Arts

Phone: (631) 632-7250

College Of Arts And Sciences
Art History & Criticism
Back to all Programs

Why Study Art History & Criticism?

Our Art History and Criticism major offers a dynamic, interdisciplinary and individually crafted curriculum. You'll learn about the foundations of Western art at the introductory level, and then choose to specialize in a certain area, or continue to explore more broadly across different fields and perspectives, from ancient to modern and contemporary. Our proximity to New York City’s world-renowned museums and galleries offers extensive opportunities for research, internships, and professional networking.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Arts in Historical and Cultural Perspective
  • Media, Art, Culture, and Technology

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Arts of the Ancient World
  • Introduction to Architecture
  • Modern Art
  • History of Photography

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Curator
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Professor

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Ross & Kramer Gallery, East Hampton
  • California College of the Arts

Related Majors

Interested in this Major?

Department of Art

Chair: Margaret Schedel

Office: 2224 Staller Center for the Arts

Phone: (631) 632-7250

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