History of Art and Architecture

The History of Art and Architecture program focuses on the diverse visual traditions of different societies around the world. You will develop visual literacy by critically thinking about how art and architecture affect individuals and societies.

Enhance your persuasive writing, research and oral communication skills, and take advantage of Chicago’s rich cultural resources. Spend time at exhibits, museums, urban landscapes and architectural monuments, giving you an extremely rich academic experience.

The city of Chicago offers extensive cultural resources, including exhibits, museums, urban landscapes and architectural monuments, allowing you to learn how art is produced and its social significance.

Classes

Sample Courses:

  • Arts of the Americas
  • African Art
  • Historical Research and Writing
  • Art Historical Theory and Methodology
  • Japanese Film Arts
  • Northern Renaissance Art
  • History of Photography
  • Museum Studies
  • Italian Renaissance
  • Chicago Architecture
  • Latin American Art
Major Requirements Schedule of Classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Architectural conservation
  • Art librarian
  • Curatorial work
  • Education
  • Historic preservation
  • Art conservation
  • Research
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