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Art History Courses

A photo of a male Belmont student sitting in an art museum. Two paintings are visible in the background.The Bachelor of Arts in Art History is a liberal arts degree developed with some flexibility in mind. If you see your future in a gallery or museum setting, then the class in Museum Studies plus internship credits sets you on the right path. Additionally, all Bachelor of Arts programs require a Minor concentration. If you are drawn to art making as well as art history, then choose a studio art minor. If you are considering a career in art restoration or conservation, then a minor in chemistry is beneficial. Or, if you are interested in art appraisals or auction houses as a career, then a minor in business or entrepreneurship is ideal. In short, you can maximize the potential of your Bachelor of Arts in Art History through the minor concentration you choose, and there are a number of viable choices at Belmont University.

Regardless of the combination selected, graduates are qualified to apply for masters and doctoral degree programs upon graduation. Advanced studies increase your career options and are essential for teaching at the college level, and for many positions within a museum setting.

Courses in Art History fall within three broad areas:
  • Historical surveys
  • Research and methods studies
  • Special topics seminars for in-depth study of a period or theme: Postmodernism, American Art, African-American Art, History of Photography, Asian Art & Architecture, Modern Latin American Art, and Women in Art are a few of the special topics currently offered on a rotating basis.


  • ART 2800, Art History I (3)
  • ART 4015, Art Senior Capstone (3)
  • ART 1000, Introduction to Visual Interpretation (3)
  • ART 2810, Art History II (3)
  • ART 3650, Museum Studies (3)
  • ART 3660, Art History Research and Methodology (3)
  • ART 4630, Asian Art & Architecture (3)
  • ART 4740, Contemporary Art (3)
  • ART 4760, Art History _________ (3)
  • ART 2200, Exhibit/Workshop Attendance (0)