Program Information

Minor in Art HistoryArt History studies art and visual culture through the history of civilization. The role of art history is to answer complex questions about the ever changing political, religious, social and economic situations in which artistic production takes place.

Required courses:

ARTH 1101 - The History of Art: Prehistory to Renaissance
ARTH 1103 - The History of Art: Renaissance to the Present
ARTH 3315 - Art and Ideas
At least one course at the 4000 level
Four additional ARTH courses at the 2000 level or higher

Why Study Art History?

Art History is a useful corollary to other disciplines within the university including Cultural Anthropology, Education, Film Studies, History, Information Design, Interior Design, Religious Studies, and Women's Studies.

Graduates with a minor in Art History will find many opportunities, some may use their undergraduate degree to pursue a graduate degree and possible careers with museums and galleries as curator, art dealer, or educator. Some will find the exceptional analytical skills, global cultural awareness, and visual literacy they have gained to be highly valued by a diverse array of institutions and organizations.

The dynamic, growing city of Calgary, Alberta is quickly becoming a mature cultural centre and boasts a diverse collection of galleries, museum, publc and private collections, and a sophisticated cultural infrastructure.

In recognition for its accomplishments, Calgary was named 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada by the Federal Government of Canada.