Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Art History Degree Information

Students at Loyola may complete a major in Visual Arts with a concentration in Art History, an interdisciplinary major, a major in Visual Arts with a concentration in Interarts, a minor in Art History, a minor in Interarts, or take Art History courses as electives. Art History courses also fulfill requirements in several interdisciplinary minors such as American Studies, Gender Studies, Medieval Studies, Catholic Studies, Italian Studies, Asian Studies, and others.

Catalogue Years 2022-2023 and Later

Art History Major

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography or SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design or SA 227 - 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • AH 350 - Visual Thinking
  • One AH 100-Level or AH 300-Level Course
  • Five AH 300-Level or 400-Level Courses
  • One AH 300-Level or 400-Level Course outside the dominant European tradition (AH 307, AH 326, AH 327, and AH 330. AH 360 and AH 402 may count depending topic)
  • AH Capstone consisting of an AH 400-level seminar or independent study (AH 401) or 3-credit internship (AH 403)

One course from the following:

  • SA 225 - Drawing
  • PT 300-Level or 400-Level Course
  • SA 300-Level or 400-Level Course

Interarts Major

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design or SA 227 - 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • AH/PT/SA 350 - Visual Thinking
  • AH 300-Level or 400-Level Course
  • PT 300-Level Course
  • Capstone Course (chosen in consultation with advisor)

One course from the following:

  • SA 225 - Drawing
  • SA 300-Level Course

Four courses from the following:

  • AH 300-Level or 400-Level Course
  • PT 300-Level or 400-Level Course
  • SA 300-Level or 400-Level Course

Art History Minor

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • AH 350 - Visual Thinking
  • Four upper-level AH courses (300-level or higher)

Interarts Minor

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • AH/PT/SA 350 - Visual Thinking

Four courses from the following:

  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design
  • SA 227 - 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • SA 225 - Drawing*
  • 300-level or 400-level courses in AH, PT, or SA

*PT 270 is an option if the student has taken SA 224 or SA 227

Catalogue Years 2021-2022 and Earlier

Art History Major

  • AH 110
  • AH 111
  • PT 270 or SA 224
  • 9 upper-division courses (300-level or above), one of which must be in non-Western art

Interdisciplinary Major

  • AH 110
  • AH 111
  • 5 upper-division courses (300-level or above)
  • Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course in non-Western art

Art History Minor

  • AH 110
  • AH 111
  • 4 upper-division courses (200-level or above)

Questions about an Art History degree at Loyola University Maryland? Contact us.

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