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B.A. in History of Art The Ohio State University



Course info


History of art is a constantly evolving discipline devoted to the study of visual arts throughout history and across the globe. Ohio State’s Department of History of Art is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the country, offering a wide array of courses in the history and criticism of art, architecture and the decorative arts, video, cinema, and film.

The History of Art program will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Introduce GE students, potential majors and newly declared majors to the basic ideas and major monuments of world art.
  • Help students develop a basic understanding of art historical methodology and historiography.
  • Help students develop a full understanding of the major artistic movements, artists and works of art within the specific historical eras and/or geographical regions.
  • Develop within advanced students an understanding of the theoretical and philosophical foundations of the discipline.

Possible careers

Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in history of art may expect to find employment in a wide variety of cultural and arts organizations, such as publishing firms, art galleries, libraries and museums.

Many graduates also use their skills in critical writing, thinking and research to enter fields such as non-profit management, education, journalism and marketing.

Many specialized professions in art history—most notably museum curators and university professors—require advanced degrees. Graduates of the history of art program are regularly accepted into some of the most prestigious graduate programs in the country.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study B.A. in History of Art.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$34,989.00 (26,21,988) per year

Tuition fee includes an International Undergraduate Student Fee of USD $1,464 per semester, assessed to provide academic and support services for international students.


25 Aug, 11 Jan


College of Arts and Sciences

186 University Hall,

230 North Oval Mall,



43210, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicant must have successful completion of university preparatory courses, high school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA, Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community, Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement, Status as a first-generation university student, Demonstration of outstanding talent in a particular area and High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors. English proficiency level TOEFL: 79 or higher on the internet-based test, 550 or higher on the paper-based test and IELTS: 6.5 or higher

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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