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Department of Art and Design
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 102
Phone: 785-628-4247
Email: Art & Design
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Bachelor of Arts, concentration in Art History

The Art History program at Fort Hays State University aims to provide students with a well-rounded knowledge of art within a historical and cultural framework, as well as the education and experience needed to develop their creative and critical-thinking skills.

Courses offered range from Ancient Art History to Contemporary Art History—and everything in between! While Hays itself boasts a vibrant art scene with innumerable occasions to experience the arts, students are also encouraged to participate in travel opportunities to both domestic and international destinations to further appreciate how art and design are incorporated into our lives. Graduates from the Art History program often pursue graduate study, and go on to become instructors in the discipline, art critics, museum curators, and gallery managers, among other career paths.

Program Summary

General Education Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Modern Language Requirements: 10 Credit Hours
Art & Design Program Requirements: 63 Credit Hours (Listed Below)*
*All classes listed are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise specified.


Core Requirements – 33 hours 
ART 205 3-D Design/Crafts
ART 210 Drawing I
ART 215 Drawing II
ART 240 Basic Design
ART 310 Figure Drawing
ART 380 Survey of Art History
Two 400-level Art History courses

Choose three courses from studio or design areas, excluding major electives.
Studio Areas
ART 220 Introduction to Painting
ART 230 Sculpture
ART 250 Printmaking
ART 260 Ceramics

Design Areas

ART 243 Graphic Design
ART 244 Creative Photography
200-level Interior Design

Art History Requirements – 30 hours 
Four 400-level Art History courses
Two ART 480 Readings in Art History courses
Cognates: With adviser approval, pick courses from music, literature, history, philosophy or second modern language.

Total Credit Hours: 128

 

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