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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Art History Emphasis, Fine Arts BA


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The art history emphasis familiarizes students with a range of developments in the history of art while developing skills in critical thinking, writing, research and the study of visual culture. After a two-semester introduction to the foundations of art and architectural history, students choose from an array of advanced courses on specific topics. This curriculum concludes with capstone seminars on the methods of art historical scholarship as well as a thesis project.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program.

Declaring This Major

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  • Consult the College of Arts & Media at CAM@ucdenver.edu for more information.

General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required for each course applied toward a College of Arts & Media major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of C- (1.7) or lower will not fulfill a major, minor or certificate requirement. A grade of P is acceptable for courses in which the only grade available is Pass or Fail.
  2. All upper-division visual arts courses must be taken at CU Denver unless approved otherwise by Department of Visual Arts faculty.
  3. At least 21 semester hours of all visual arts credits (at any level) must be taken at CU Denver.
  4. At least 18 semester hours of total visual arts courses must be upper-division.