Art History Major

The Art History Major at Bradley University immerses students in the study of visual culture. Students learn to interpret the visual through methodologies dedicated to the historical, the material, the theoretical and the critical. Ways of addressing and analyzing the range of materials that constitute visual culture are emphasized in lectures and through the oral and written presentation of research and inquiry into specific objects, periods, and issues.

Required Art History Courses

  • ART 140 - Survey of Art History I
  • ART 142 - Survey of Art History II
  • ART 243 - Non-Western Art
  • ART 245 - American Art

Elective Art History Courses

*In place of an art history elective, students with a photography concentration are required to take ART 390 History of Photography and students with a graphic design concentration are required to take ART 332, History of Graphic Design.

  • ART 332 - History of Graphic Design 
  • ART 335 - Medieval Art
  • ART 340 - Renaissance Art
  • ART 350 - 17th and 18th Century Art
  • ART 360 - 19th Century Art
  • ART 375 - 20th Century Art
  • ART 390 - History of Photography
  • ART 417 - Independent Study in Art History
  • ART 480 - Seminar in Art History

Required Studio Courses

  • ART 101 - Drawing I
  • ART 102 - Drawing II
  • ART 105 - Two-Dimensional Design
  • ART 106 - Three-Dimensional Design
  • ART 220 - Professional Lecture Series/Studio Visits I
  • ART 221 - Professional Lecture Series/Studio Visits II

TOTAL HOURS REQUIRED: 43

Course Sequence

Art History Courses (30 hours)

  • ART 140 Survey of Art History I — 3
  • ART 142 Survey of Art History II — 3
  • ART 243 Non-western Art — 3
  • ART 245 American Art — 3
  • Elective courses in Art History — 18

Studio Art Courses (13 hours)

  • ART 101 Drawing I — 3
  • ART 102 Drawing II — 3
  • ART 105 Two-Dimensional Design — 3
  • ART 106 Three-Dimensional Design — 3
  • Art 220/221 Professional Lecture Series — 1

Course sequence information is provided for sample purposes only. Students should consult with their academic advisor about their individual plan for course registration and completion of program requirements.