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Art with Art History Concentration (B.A.)

Indiana State University


The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) in art—with an art history concentration.

The Art History Program is designed to provide the student with a broadly based academic and theoretical knowledge of the history of art, enhanced by practical studio experience and support courses, which will enable the student to pursue careers in the arts and graduate-level work in art history.

Coursework includes a substantial number of art history courses in a variety of topics, including:

  • Renaissance Art
  • Baroque and Rococo Art
  • 19th Century Art
  • Modern Art
  • Contemporary Art

Students may also choose to supplement departmental offerings with appropriate courses in the humanities. The program's large image inventory and the ample collection of the Cunningham Memorial Library offer teaching materials and research capabilities for scholars.

The Art History Program is distinguished by small class sizes and a curriculum that strikes a balance between traditional art-making processes and cutting-edge technology. Spacious studios and ample equipment enhance hands-on experiences.

Courses are conducted in over 70,000 square feet of professionally equipped and maintained space. The Fine Arts Building houses the graphic design and computer art studios, classrooms, the art education facility, an extensive image library, and departmental offices. Studios for painting, photography, printmaking, papermaking, and drawing are located in historic Fairbanks Hall. The Fine Arts Annex houses ceramics and sculpture.

Students gain exposure to artists of national and international significance through a regular schedule of exhibitions and lectures in the University Art Gallery. The Bare-Montgomery Gallery provides students with the opportunity to exhibit their own work or to curate exhibitions of student work. Other gallery spaces, including the University's Permanent Collection, provide students with additional opportunities to view, work with, or exhibit artwork.

The department offers a number of student organizations, including the Omega Chapter of the Kappa Pi International Honorary Art Fraternity. In addition, students have opportunities to apply their knowledge and talent through real-life experiences such as interning at design firms, museums, galleries, or community arts centers.

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Career opportunities are many and varied.

List below are a few of the options:

  • Art or antiques dealer
  • Arts administration
  • Arts writing and publishing
  • Education
  • Gallery or museum work

In addition, the Art History Program is excellent preparation for graduate-level work in art history or art administration.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

In addition, the Department of Art and Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Department of Art and Design awards several scholarships and juried prizes.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Art and Design
Indiana State University

Last updated: August 6, 2014

The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.

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