Degrees offered: BA
Art history and theory enables studio artists and academic scholars to develop and refine their critical abilities, providing students with analytic skills and interpretive strategies for understanding visual art and other cultural artifacts, arising from social, political and ideological realms.
NJCU offers a comprehensive art history curriculum, which focuses on cultural diversity, art theory, historicity, iconology, while providing a strong studio component. Experiencing actual works of art within metropolitan area galleries and museums is an essential part of each course. Additionally, long-term professional Cooperative Education internships in regional museums and galleries are available. A B.A. in art history can facilitate rewarding careers in the following jobs, e. g. curatorial and administrative positions in museums and galleries, editorial or representative positions in publishing, journalist, critic, researcher and K-12 teacher. Moreover, an undergraduate degree in art history can also enable possibilities for further education, leading to careers in art history at the university-level, arts management, cultural studies, as well as business and law.