Art History

Overview

Art History

From sculpture to painting to architecture, art shapes and reveals culture. You’ll learn how to analyze art and place it in its historical and cultural context. Explore art across the world from the past to the present and the impact of society, religion, and politics on art.

Careers in Education, Museum Work and Art

  • Start your career as an elementary or high school art teacher.
  • Work as a curator or fundraiser for a museum, or you could work in an archive or in conservation.
  • Work for an auction house, art journal or publisher.
  • You could be an art critic or arts administrator.

Academic Plan for Art History

The plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plan will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Art History for Transfer—AA-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units
ARHI 0110 3
ART 0004A 3
ENGL 0001A 3
MATH 0018 or MATH 0013 or SOC 0015 3-4
PDEV 0001 or PDEV 0070 or PSYC 0150 3
TOTAL 15-16
Term 2
Course Units
ARHI 0120 3
ARHI 0132 3
COMM 0012 3
BIOL 0011 or (ANTH 0001 and ANTH 0001L) 4
ENGL 0001B or 0004 3
TOTAL 16
Term 3
Course Unit Notes
HIST 0018A 3  
ARHI 0140 or ARHI 0150 or ARHI 0155 3  
COMM 0002 or COMM 0005 3  
ASTR 0002 or ESS 0007 or PHYS 0010 3  
Any Elective course 3 Consider taking any remaining Art History courses, Studio Art courses or an internship as elective units (2-3 units).
TOTAL 15  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
ARHI 0130 3  
ART 0003 3  
POLS 0001 3  
SOC 0003 or ANTH 0002 or HIST 0023 or HIST 0025 or LGBT 0001 3  
Any Elective course 2 Consider taking any remaining Art History courses, Art Studio courses or an internship as elective units (2-3 units).
TOTAL 14  

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