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 on the Lincoln Center or the Rose Hill campus.

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

CourseTitleCredits
Required Foundational Courses 1
ARHI 1101INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY: EUROPE3
VART 1135VISUAL THINKING I4
or VART 1136 VISUAL THINKING: PERSPECTIVES, PAINTING, AND DRAWING
VART 1150DRAWING I4
Visual Arts Electives
Select five additional visual arts electives 2
Art History Electives
Select six art history electives following the distributional requirements of the art history major: 3
One in Ancient/Medieval Art
One in Renaissance/Baroque
One in Modern
One in Global art history
Plus two art history electives of the student’s choice
Capstone
ARHI 4600SENIOR SEMINAR (taken in senior year, only offered fall semester)4
1

It is suggested these three requirements be completed by the end of sophomore year.

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 concentration and will pursue advanced courses in at least one of the concentrations.

3

See the Art History major for courses fulfilling each requirement.

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.