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Through DePaul's History of Art and Architecture (HAA) program, you will explore the diverse visual traditions of different societies around the world and develop visual literacy by critically thinking about how art and architecture affect individuals and societies.

Courses focus on a variety of topics, including:

  • Artists
  • Cinema
  • Culture
  • Design
  • Geography
  • Time periods
  • Writing
Chicago offers rich cultural resources, such as exhibits, museums, urban landscapes and architectural monuments, allowing you to learn about how art is produced and its social significance. The large number of art and architectural museums and sites also offers you opportunities to intern and work professionally in the industry.

DePaul's HAA faculty members have diverse academic interests and a substantial record of publishing and professional achievements.

Internship Possibilities

  • Art Institute of Chicago
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation
  • The Field Museum
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The National Museum of Mexican Art
  • Oriental Institute​ of the University of Chicago
  • Museum of Contemporary Art



What can you do with this degree?

  • Antiques dealer
  • Architectural conservation
  • Art conservation
  • Art librarian
  • Artists' representative
  • Arts organization consultant
  • Curatorial consultant
  • Education
  • Freelance writing
  • Historic preservation
  • Museum work