B.A. IN FINE ARTS: ART HISTORY

As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence was the cradle of Renaissance civilization – the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci changed forever the way we see the world. Florence is the ideal destination for those interested in studying art history; the degree program offers unparalleled access to museums, festivals, and artists in the richest art history environments in Europe.

The B.A. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Art History is a four-year program designed to provide both a survey of western art and an in-depth study of selected periods. In addition to the required course work, students concentrating in art history must pursue an alternative discipline, preferably in a foreign language.

Art programs at Marist-LdM train students in the technical skills and discipline of studio art, and stimulate individual artistic growth. Marist-LdM gives its students the tools necessary for entering the competitive labor market. Art History students who plan to pursue a career as a curator or museum manager can explore advanced coursework in Museology and Exhibition Management. Our faculty are well versed in the international art business and will give students the art expertise they need to conduct professional careers in art history or pursue advanced degrees. Because of the strong ties to the program in Conservation Studies and Restoration, Art History students have a unique opportunity to learn conservation theory as well.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS IN FINE ARTS: ART HISTORY
Note: A minimum of 90 credits in Liberal Arts is required.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
PDM 190 Fundamentals of Art and Design: Color Theory (M-ART 101)
PDM 130 Principles of Drawing and Composition (M-ART 110)
ART 180 Art History I: Antiquity to Early Remaissance (M-ART 160)
ART 186 Art History II: High Renaissance to the Present (M-ART 180)
ART 355/CLT 355 Images and Words (M-ART 477 Capping Course)

Five courses in art history
Three courses in one of the following alternate disciplines: Italian Language, History, Literature, or Studio Art.

CORE/LIBERAL STUDIES & FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS
First Year Seminar, Writing for College (2 Foundation courses)
PHR 185 Introduction to Italian Philosophy (M-PHIL 101) (1 course)
Ethics/Religious Studies (1 course)
Fine Arts (fulfilled by major field requirements)
History (1 course, may be fulfilled by major field requirements)
Literature (1 course, may be fulfilled by major field requirements)
Mathematics (1 course)
Natural Science (1 course)
Social Science (1 courses)

Total 36 distribution credits including related field requirements, some of which may be fulfilled by foreign language and culture courses.