The field of Art History provides a gateway to experiencing and understanding the world's artistic achievements. The Art History Program at Fairfield offers a complete curriculum covering the major movements and developments in art and history throughout Western civilization, Asia and Africa.
As Art History majors, students develop their knowledge through course material and use it to establish the meaning of art in context, and to understand it as a human effort. They become proficient in oral and written expression, learn to be resourceful, generate thoughtful questions, analyze research and information, and critically evaluate ideas, theories and claims.
By leveraging our location, you will be able to take advantage of numerous resources, including the Bellarmine Museum of Art and Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery on campus. Students visit exhibits, take behind-the-scenes tours, and intern at major art museums, galleries, and auction houses in New York City and Connecticut. Many of our majors choose to take their experience farther by studying abroad, to experience in person what they have learned in the classroom.
Upon graduation, you will be able to demonstrate your understanding of art as a whole. The skills you acquire often lead to successful careers in education, museum and gallery curating, marketing, advertising and media.