Department of Art & Art History

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The Department of Art and Art History offers 5 undergraduate degrees which allow students to explore their interests and refine their skills in Art History, IMAP (photography, digital media, video, integrated arts), Ceramics, Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice, Printmaking, and Painting and Drawing. Undergraduates may pursue the BA or BA/MA in art history, a BA or BFA in studio art, or a BA/MA in Film Studies.

Students may declare a BA major in either art history or studio arts without a separate application or portfolio review. Students interested in the BFA in Studio Arts or BA/MA in Art History must apply to those programs with separate application materials and/or a portfolio review. All undergraduate art and art history majors must complete both sections of World Art (ARTH 1300 and ARTH 1400) and Introduction to Studio Art (ARTS 1010 and ARTS 1020) before enrolling in upper-level courses.

The undergraduate internship program provides students the opportunity to gain professional experience in museums, not-for-profit arts organization, and working directly with professional artists. The Visiting Artist and Visiting Scholars Programs complement the department’s course offerings by bringing several renowned artists and scholars to campus to speak and meet with students each semester. Students who have graduated from our program have gone on to work for museums and galleries; have been hired to teach at colleges and art schools as artists and art historians; have developed public art projects in different cities; and have establish professional careers as artists throughout the country.

BA in Art History
BA in Studio Art
BFA in Studio Arts
BA / MA in Art History
BA / MA in Film Studies 

For incoming freshman and transfer students interested in Art History and Studio Arts please refer to the University of Colorado Admissions.