Programs + Courses

iona diamond. a3 blackface #65, 2003. Acrylic on paper. Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta.

Art History Major

Bridge history and theory to interpret artists’ intentions, and tell their elaborate visual stories. You will have the tools to rewrite how people view art today.

Through close study of art objects and art movements, your skills will set you apart and influence the art world in many different ways, including: art museum professions, business, marketing or technology.

The Art History Major

Art History Minor

Focus on the art history courses that best complement your other interests and studies—giving you the unique cultural and analytical prowess that could shift an entire industry.

By learning everything from formal analysis to writing and leadership skills at the intersection of arts and other disciplines, your visual art knowledge can propel your career path, regardless of the route you choose.

The Art History Minor
Chokwe (Made in Central Africa).Female Mask (Mwana Pwo or Pwewo), early 20th century. Wood, fiber, and pigment. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Jean-Léon Gérôme. Bashi-Bazouk,1868–69. Oil on canvas. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Curatorial Studies Minor

Develop your professional curatorial vision through theory, design principles and art conservation methodologies—experiencing works of art in ways that few have.

The technologies and concepts behind the way we exhibit art are ever-evolving, which makes this study a great support for other interests to compliment your career goals.

The Curatorial Studies Minor

Early College
Program

What if four weeks studying art could change the rest of your life? If you’re a rising high school junior or senior, you can participate in an immersive program that’ll jumpstart your college journey.

Workshops, thought-provoking discussions and site visits are all part of this learning experience—plus three (3) earned credits in Art History and Curatorial Studies.

The Early College Program
Nick Cave. Soundsuit, 2005. Mixed media. High Museum of Art, Atlanta. © Nick Cave

Customize Your Program of Study
Beyond the AUC

Art History + Curatorial Studies demand a broad perspective. Through a combination of courses at the AUC, in Atlanta or around the world, the opportunities to specialize are endless. Where will your studies take you?

Through the ARCHE Program, students can cross-register at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, Emory University, University of Georgia, and several other visual arts programs throughout the state university system.

Enroll in an international study abroad program for one semester or an academic year facilitated by Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College. Study the history of global art movements or learn curatorial practices from other parts of the world — because African Art looks different from 54 perspectives.

Domestic exchange programs facilitated by Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College enable students to take classes at colleges and universities around the country. Experience first-hand new collections of art and a variety of course offerings in a different academic, social and cultural community.

Invest in Yourself. Be the Future of the Art World.
For museum lovers of every kind, it’s all about putting passion on display — with hands-on, behind-the-scenes experiences in the art of exhibition, presentation, and interpretation.
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