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College of Arts and Humanities

Art History
and Visual Culture (BA)

Art History
and Visual Culture (BA)

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BA offered in Traditional and Online formats

The art history courses at Lindenwood place the methods and objectives of art history into their many contexts in this top-ranked program. Relationships among cultures over time, including our own, become apparent through the course of study through real experience and internships. 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 and explore state-of-the-art technology, like AI and virtual reality. Through relationships with international Universities, students also have ample opportunity to study abroad short-term or for a full semester.

The Art History and Visual Culture (BA) is offered in both traditional and online formats.

Required Equipment

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.

This degree uses entirely Open Educational Resources or no-cost textbooks.

Lindenwood University Art History Faculty

The world-class art history faculty at Lindenwood University have many years of educational and professional experience in their chosen fields, publish regularly and present internationally. These mentors 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 70-73 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.

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