2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog


Art History, BA

The Art History program provides a broad undergraduate foundation in the humanities and the preparation necessary for professional careers in art. Potential careers open to art history majors include teaching, research, art administration, art writing/criticism, and museum and gallery professions.

The BA requires a minor (at least 18 hours)

Art History Requirements

The art history major requires 27 hours of art history courses, 3 hours of studio art courses and proficiency in a foreign language.

Art History (27 hours)

Majors are expected to enroll in a broad range of courses with chronological, geographical, and cultural diversity.

ARHI 10043Introduction to Art History

3

ARHI Any 20000-level Art History course

3

ARHI 30963Art Historical Methods

3

ARHI Any-Art-History-course

6

ARHI 30000-40000Any 30000 or 40000 level with Art History prefix

12

Studio Courses (3 hours)

ARST 10103Drawing I

3

ARST 10113Drawing II

3

ARST 10123Design and Color

3

ARST 10133Three Dimensional Design

3

Any 10XXX- or 20XXX- level Studio Art (ARST) course.

University Requirements

Undergraduate degree (124 hours minimum)
Upper-level coursework taken at TCU (42 hours minimum)
TCU Core Curriculum minimum requirements vary depending on the choice of courses. Some courses may count in more than one area. The maximum required is 63 hours.

Foreign Language Requirement (3-12 hours)

Completion of six hours at the sophomore-level or fourth semester competency is required. See Modern Language Major for additional information.
Students planning to continue work at the graduate level should develop a proficiency in a second language; German, French, Italian or Spanish are recommended.

Suggested-Courses-for-First-Year

Fall (15 hours)

TCU Core Curriculum (6 hours)

WCO Written Communication

3

HT Historical Traditions

3

Foreign Language (3 hours)

Art History Course (3 hours)

ARHI 10043Introduction to Art History

3

Art Course (3)

ARST 10103Drawing I

3

Spring (15 hours)

TCU Core Curriculum (6 hours)

RT Religious Traditions

3

SSC SSC

3

Foreign Language (3 hours)

Art History Course (3 hours)

ARHI Any 20000-level Art History course

3

Art Courses (3 hours)

ARST 10113Drawing II

3

OR

ARST 10123Design and Color

3

 

ARST 10133Three Dimensional Design

3