What will I learn?

Art History is a discipline that focuses on the history, theory and criticism of the visual arts and helps the student to understand different cultures and historical periods through the study and analysis of art and architecture. The ISU Art History Program is a liberal-arts degree and is designed to provide the student with broadly based analytical and critical viewing skills enhanced by practical studio experience and academically related courses, which will enable the student to pursue a variety of professional careers in the visual arts and graduate-level work in art history.

The program includes a substantial number of art history courses organized to examine the history of art from a variety of cultural periods from prehistoric to modern times. Students may also choose to supplement departmental offerings with appropriate courses in the humanities. The program is supported by a well-developed collection of research materials in the Cunningham Memorial Library as well as an extensive image library located in the Department of Art and Design.

Art history students develop skills highly valued by employers such as critical and creative thinking, oral, written and visual communication skills, problem solving, organized research and systematic problem solving.

Students gain exposure to artists of national and international significance through a regular schedule of exhibitions and lectures in the University Art Gallery. Other ISU gallery spaces provide students with additional opportunities to view or exhibit artwork. Art History students also have learning opportunities through hands-on and other experiential work with ISU’s Permanent Art Collection. The department enjoys a strong collaborative relationship with the Swope Art Museum, nationally recognized as a major regional museum.

Careers

Career opportunities are many and varied.

List below are a few of the options:

  • Art or antiques dealer
  • Arts administration
  • Arts writing and publishing
  • Commercial gallery work
  • Museum work
  • Corporate collections
  • Conservation and Preservation

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$20,582.00 per year
This annual fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester; USD $24,334 for over 18 credit hours per semester
Start date

16 August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

Stalker Hall, Room 200,

621 Chestnut Street,

TERRE HAUTE,

Indiana,

47809, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

For international students

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

English Language Requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum iBT score of 61; a minimum CBT score of 173; or a minimum paper-based score of 500
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6.0 (or higher)
  • ELS Language Training Program: successful completion of level 112 (or higher)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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