Additional information available on the Art History Department website.
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Art History is the study of human expression through an examination of the history and development of painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, furniture and other decorative objects. Art Historians translate from the visual to the verbal, through analysis and interpretation, using a number of different approaches and methodologies. The Associate of Arts (AA) degree with designation in Art History includes courses that are common to all four-year institutions in Colorado and will prepare you for continued study at a four-year institution in pursuit of a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Art or Art History. With a degree in Art History you may be employed in one of the following career areas: museum and gallery management, media, research, arts administration, journalism, arts education, exhibition and events coordination or antiques dealer.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Art History program, students should be able to:
- Accurately place a piece of art within its proper context in time and significance
- Write an MLA formatted scholarly research paper and discuss various artistic trends and periods
- Analyze various media, techniques, and individual artists both traditional and contemporary
Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.
Full list of requirements can be found at Associate of Arts Degrees, AA .