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Art Histories Program

Art Histories Program

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The Art Histories degree is now a Multidisciplinary Studies program that spans two Colleges at ECU. This all started in 2009 when the art history faculty began a different approach, which focused the degree within a multi-disciplinary base. It has been quite successful with many of our graduates now admitted into competitive MA degrees in art history here in the U.S. and abroad. The program offers courses in a wide range of areas that are representative of a globalizing world view. Taught by a faculty of experienced teachers and published scholars, our courses lay a foundation in cultural awareness for those in art history as well as other majors who are pursuing careers in teaching, museum work, studio art or design production, and related fields. Our students learn about historical, geographical, aesthetic, social, political, economic, religious, and other cultural factors that shape the lives of those involved in the making of art and its reception. In addition, our courses introduce students to research methodologies of various disciplines that are concerned with visual culture. Successful students in Art Histories broaden and deepen their understanding of the changing global world. The degree also contains a Museum Studies component for students interested in pursing graduate work in Museum Studies. If interested contact Ron Graziani—Director of the Program: grazianir@ecu.edu