The Art History Department at Lindenwood University is devoted to the study of visual materials, from painting and sculpture to photography and digital art.
As an art history student at Lindenwood University, you will gain a broad foundation and critical understanding of visual culture in the context of art history. You will have a diverse selection of courses, which range from the art of Europe and America to the non-Western arts of Africa and Asia.
As an art history student at Lindenwood University, you will learn to analyze works of art as products of the cultures in which they were created and to explore such questions as why the object was created, how it was made, who might have seen and appreciated it, and what it may mean to its owners and audiences.
The art history courses at Lindenwood place the methods and objectives of art history into their many contexts. Relationships among cultures over time, including our own, become apparent through the course of study. As a student, you will develop an appreciation for the innate desire to create that is basic to the human experience and hone your written, oral, and visual presentation skills.
The Art History and Visual Culture (BA) is offered in both traditional and online formats.
This program has immersive reality technologies integrated throughout the curriculum and requires use of a virtual reality headset identified by the department and associated applications. Immersive realities, such as virtual reality, provide a fully immersive educational experience that leads to greater engagement and understanding of subjects covered in classes. Students are not only able to engage with the material, other students, and their instructor; they also can better understand the context of those relationships while immersed in the virtual environment. These experiences support the learning outcomes for the program and prepare students for use of these technologies in their professions.
Lindenwood University Art History Faculty
The art history faculty at Lindenwood University have many years of educational and professional experience in their chosen fields. They know what they are talking about, and they are passing on that knowledge to you.
Earning a Degree in Art History at Lindenwood University
Lindenwood University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture with an emphasis in Pre-Art Conservation. The Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture degree requires 36 credit hours in a variety of art history courses, while the addition of Pre-Art Conservation requires 70 credit hours. You will study the history of western and non-western art and a variety of topics ranging from baroque and medieval art to modern and contemporary art.
Three-Year Fast Track, BA in Art History and Visual Culture
Lindenwood is now offering a specialized track that allows students pursuing a BA in Art History and Visual Culture to complete their education in three years. This is a great option for students interested in accelerating their education, while saving a quarter of the cost. Students will take the same classes that are included in the traditional four year track, but with the added flexibility of online and on-ground coursework. Flexibility is maximized by offering options to take eight week courses or traditional 16 week courses.
Interested students will have their first term fees for taking over 18 credit hours waived. To be considered, students must also have at least a 3.3 GPA that should be maintained throughout the accelerated track.
What You Can Do with an Art History Degree from Lindenwood University
When you have a degree in art history from Lindenwood University, you will develop skills that not only apply to art but to a variety of careers. Please see the Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website for information relevant to your career path.
Earning a Minor in Art History at Lindenwood University
Lindenwood University offers a Minor in Art History and Visual Culture. A minor is simply a secondary academic subject to add to your knowledge, whether it is of professional or personal interest.
This minor requires 18 credit hours. You will study a variety of eras and styles of art in areas as diverse as renaissance and classical myth.