Why Study Art History?

Studies in Art History prepare students for a variety of careers and graduate studies by developing critical observation and communication skills through extensive discussion and writing about visual form. Students gain an understanding of a wide range of cultures and historical periods in introductory courses, while delving deeper into art historical methods and research in more advanced courses. Art history majors hone the skills they have developed in a senior capstone experience, composing a research paper and presenting their findings to the University community.

Arcadia's Art history faculty engage with students on a personal level, whether in the classroom or in Philadelphia’s many world class museums. Students also benefit from Arcadia’s vast global network of study abroad programs. 

Our students have successfully pursued professions in museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities, as well as many other career paths.