Art History and Visual Arts Double Major

A double major in art history and visual arts is a desirable choice for students who want the solid background in the humanities that art history offers in tandem with a broad foundation in the visual arts. Students should be aware that some of the courses necessary for completing the double major may be offered only at the Lincoln Center or the Rose Hill campus.

For the double major, a total of 15 courses is necessary.

Course Title Credits
ARHI 1101Introduction to Art History: Europe 13
or ARHI 1100 Art History Introduction: World Art
VART 1135Visual Thinking3
VART 1150Drawing I4
Five additional visual arts electives 2
One course from each art history area of study: 3
Ancient/Medieval
Renaissance/Baroque
Modern
Global
Two art history elective courses 4
ARHI 4600Senior Seminar (taken in senior year, only offered fall semester)4
1

Students in the FCRH Honors Program may fulfill this requirement with HPRH 1205 Foundational Topics: ArtStudents in the FCLC Honors Program may fulfill this requirement with HPLC 2501 Honors: Art History at the Museums.

2

Any course with the VART subject code may fulfill this requirement. It is assumed that the student will choose courses in more than one visual arts area of study and will pursue advanced courses in at least one of the areas of study.

3

See the art history major for courses fulfilling each requirement.

4

Any course with the subject code ARHI numbered 1102-4999 (except for ARHI 4900 Internship) may fulfill this requirement. Both elective courses should preferably be taken in the same area of study (Ancient/Medieval, Renaissance/Baroque, Modern, or Global).

It is suggested that ARHI 1100 Art History Introduction: World Art or ARHI 1101 Introduction to Art History: Europe, VART 1135 Visual Thinking, and VART 1150 Drawing I be completed by the end of sophomore year.

Availability

The double major in art history and visual arts is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.