Art History

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 the numerous resources available in the area. You are encouraged to attend lectures and seminars in New York and Connecticut, visit some of the world’s major art museums in New York City, and intern and conduct research at local art galleries. Many of our majors choose to take their experience farther by studying abroad to gain a worldly perspective and relevant experience.

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.