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Program at a Glance

College of Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts & Design, Schl of
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The Art History track provides a foundation for the understanding of art, in all of its various forms, and encourages the development of visual literacy. Contextual, as well as stylistic approaches, provide exposure to different methodologies involved in the study of visual material. A broad range of courses foster critical thinking, multicultural awareness, civic and global responsibility, and provide art historical skills that lead to an understanding of image making and the power and function of images.

The School affirms that a theoretical and working understanding of the historical meanings and studio applications of the human image are critical in the education of Visual Art and Art History students. To develop such an understanding and as part of the program some courses study the from and proportion of the human figure. Art History courses utilize images of clothed and unclothed human figures. Nude models are used as reference in Studio courses.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Departmental Residency Requirement consists of at least 18 semester hours of regularly scheduled Art History (ARH) 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design.
  • Students must earn at least a "C" (2.0) in each course required for the major.
  • Co-op credit cannot be used in the major.
  • Students should consult with CAHSA each semester.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

May 1
November 1
March 1
July 1
November 1
March 1
March 1
September 1
January 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Appraiser
  • Archivist
  • Art Critic
  • Arts Administration
  • Arts Funder
  • Auctioneer
  • Creative Director
  • Curator
  • Exhibition Designer
  • Research Librarian

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