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Art History

Immerse yourself in historical perspectives of the visual arts. You will study methodologies and critical theory spanning Greek art to contemporary Canadian art, the interaction of past and present in a historical and social context. You will benefit from Art History’s interdisciplinary nature; it brings together the insights of other humanities and the sciences and links to contemporary studio practise.

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Program content

Major in Art History

Core Requirements

  • Art Historical Studies I
  • Art Historical Studies II
  • Art Historical Studies I
  • Art Historical Studies II
  • The Visual Arts Today
  • Introduction to Art Theory and Criticism
  • Medieval Art
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • Early Modern Art
  • Modern Latin American Art
  • Aboriginal Arts in the Americas
  • Art of the USA
  • Introduction to Museology
  • Art and Archaeology of Greece
  • Modern Architecture
  • History of Photographic Media
  • Late Modern Art: 1900-1950
  • Baroque Art
  • Contemporary Canadian Art
  • Public Art
  • Space: Roman Art and Urbanism
  • Colour: Practice & Meanings in Western Art
  • Critical Issues in Art History
  • Nationalism & Identity in Art
  • Lives: Aspects of Western Art
  • Display: Visual Culture in Western European Art
  • Studies in Renaissance and Baroque Art
  • Idea: Art Since 1950
  • Topics in the Long Eighteenth Century
  • Museum Studies
  • Gender and Art
  • Topics in European Film
  • Topics in Art & Visual Culture I
  • Topics in Art & Visual Culture II
  • Topics in Art & Visual Culture III
  • Topics in Art & Visual Culture IV
  • Topics in Art & Visual Culture V

Minor in Art History (Honours Program)

  • Art Historical Studies I
  • Art Historical Studies II

Scholarships & funding

We offer several scholarships, for more information please visit our website.

Tuition fees

International fees - $30,500- $42,200CAD

Career opportunities

Our graduates use their knowledge to pursue careers in:

  • Advanced Graduate Studies in Art History and Visual Culture
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Heritage Conservation
  • Information Science
  • Education
  • Marketing and the Art Market
  • Publishing
  • Development
  • Museums and Galleries

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University of Guelph

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University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East
N1G 2W1 Guelph Ontario

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