Art History/Museum Studies Concentration

Up to the challenge of running a museum or becoming an art historian? Up to the challenge of running a museum or becoming an art historian?
LaGrange's Art History concentration will give you a shot at doing just that. The program has two options: a focus in art history (42 semester hours total) or a combination of art history and museum studies (42 semester hours total for the concentration and 18 for the minor). Whichever path you choose, you'll get hands-on experience in the exhibition program and the regular collection of the Lamar Dodd Art Center. During your studies, you'll also participate in our internship program and publicly present research.

The Art History/Museum Studies Concentration offers two options.  A student may focus on art history or may choose a combination of art history and museology.  Courses include art history, graphic design, studio courses, and an internship.  The program also offers hands-on experience in the exhibition program and the regular collection of the Lamar Dodd Art Center.

A concentration in Art History requires 42 hours of the following:

  • 6 hrs. Art History Survey I and II – ARTD 1109, 1110
  • 18 hrs. Art History courses – ARTD 1111, 3101, 3105, 3106,
    3107, 3108—The Art of Greece and Rome, Art of the Renaissance, Art of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in Europe and America, Art of the Nineteenth Century in Europe and America, Modern and Contemporary Art, Art of the Non-Western World.
  • 12 hrs. Studio Courses
  • 3 hrs. Internship or Independent Study in Art History
  • 3 hrs. Senior Seminar – ARTD 3380—A course in which senior art history and museum studies students work on research and writing skills. They also prepare a resume and focus on applying for graduate school.

42 Total hours required

3 hours of Senior Seminar: A course in which students of art history and museum studies work on research and writing skills. They also prepare a resume and focus on applying for graduate school.