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Department of Art and Design
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 115
Phone: 785-628-4247
Email: (Katie Christopher)
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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

Core Requirements – 33 hours
ART 205 3-D Design/Crafts (3 Credit Hours)
ART 210 Drawing I (3 Credit Hours )
ART 215 Drawing II (3 Credit Hours )
ART 240 Basic Design (3 Credit Hours)

Studio Areas (choose 3)
ART 220 Introduction to Painting
ART 230 Sculpture
ART 250 Printmaking
ART 260 Ceramics

Design Areas
ART 243 Graphic Design
ART 244 Creative Photography
or a 200-level Interior Design
ART 310 Figure Drawing (3 Credit Hours)
ART 380 Survey of Art History (3 Credit Hours)
Two 400-level Art History courses (6 Credit Hours)

Art History Requirements – 30 hours
Four 400-level Art History courses (12 Credit Hours)
Two ART 480 Problems in Art History courses (6 Credit Hours)
Cognates: with advisor approval, pick courses from music, literature, history, philosophy or second modern language (12 Credit Hours )

Total Credit Hours: 128

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