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What will I learn?

The HAA major requires the completion of 29 credits. An intensive major option that requires 38 credits also exists; this option is highly recommended for students whose only major is HAA and/or who seek to embark on arts-related careers.

Core Courses

HAA 0010 - INTRODUCTION TO WORLD ART
HAA 0101 - FOUNDATIONS OF ART HISTORY
HAA 0102 - PROSEMINAR FOR UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

Students must take this 1-credit course twice. Those who are pursuing a second major should consult with the departmental advisor if completing this course twice might impede their academic progress.

One of the following courses

HAA 1010 - APPROACHES TO ART HISTORY
ARC 1160 - ARCHITECTURE: IMAGE, TEXT, THEORY

Nine additional courses, as follows

Beyond the core curriculum, students must take an additional six courses according to the following requirements. Student pursuing the intensive track must take an additional nine courses according to the following requirements.

Breadth Requirements

Students must take at least one class from each of the following areas.

Ancient art across the globe
Asian art
European art before 1750
Modern or Contemporary art

Additionally, students must complete at least two courses at the 1000-level that address Comparative or World art. Students pursuing the intensive option should take four courses at the 1000-level in these categories.

Studio Arts

Students may elect to take one of the following courses toward completion of their HAA major.

SA 0110 - VISUAL THINKING
SA 0120 - PAINTING STUDIO 1
SA 0130 - DRAWING STUDIO 1
SA 0140 - SCULPTURE STUDIO 1
SA 0180 - DIGITAL STUDIO: PHOTOGRAPHY 1

Which department am I in?

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$34,124.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2023

Venue

University of Pittsburgh

4200 Fifth Avenue,

PITTSBURGH,

Pennsylvania,

15260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (based on 4.0) is required for admission. Students with a lower GPA may be admitted provisionally.

For international students

Prospective students who have not earned college credits since graduating from high school with a diploma or GED should consult this section for information on admission to the University of Pittsburgh. English Language Scores: A 100 or higher TOEFL composite score with sub-scores of 21 or higher is considered competitive, a 7.0 IELTS with sub-scores of 6.0 or higher, or a 120 or higher Duolingo score. Application Deadlines: April 1: fall term (August); October 1: spring term (January).

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

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  • One of the oldest universities in the U.S., founded in 1787
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