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Our commitment to diverse areas of inquiry is reflected in the curriculum, which enables students to experience a range of courses addressing global art history, with a goal to train art historians to have a broad understanding of the historical roots of the visual arts, the contemporary issues addressed by artists and the role of art in a world context. The program seeks to enhance students’ understanding of both contemporary and past visual art forms through innovative uses of technology, research and teaching in the arts, providing continuing opportunities for intellectual development and career growth for students and faculty.
Students who complete a degree in art history through the College of Visual Arts and Design will develop a range of competencies that reflect the standards of the discipline and the pedagogical principles of the faculty. Graduates of the program understand past and contemporary visual art forms and can demonstrate:
The competencies reflect the diverse teaching and research areas of the faculty as well as their commitment to preparing undergraduates for future graduate study in art history.
A Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of North Texas will prepare you for a variety of careers related to art history. It'll also provide a solid foundation for further work toward a master's or doctorate degree. Most art historians hold graduate degrees. With an advanced degree, you can pursue a career as a(n):