Art History Emphasis

UW-Stevens Point Art History Emphasis graduates at work

  • Ellen Larson '13Managing Editor at Open Grand and art history doctoral student at University of China, Beijing, China

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Choose Art History Emphasis at UW-Stevens Point

As an art history major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you will prepare for further study in graduate school. You can choose from art history courses focusing on western or eastern art history, and a combination of studio art courses plus a strong art historical preparation.

The study of art history involves conceptual, historical, theoretical and technical skill development. Our programs give you knowledge of the materials and processes to create and the ability to critically evaluate art history. See where our graduates are working on our alumni map.

Career opportunities in Art History Emphasis

Creative professionals are valued employees in every organization. We prepare you for careers specifically in or related to the visual arts. With a degree in art history, you can be employed in commercial or private firms, government agencies or educational institutions.

Some job titles in art history include art history teacher, art museum curator, study-abroad adviser and library special-collections curator.

Building your résumé

Students in art history have many opportunities to study abroad and see historical artwork throughout Europe and China. You will have the opportunity to work in the Carlsten Art Gallery at the Noel Fine Arts Center with the gallery director on exhibitions.

Outside the classroom

All students are welcome to join our department student groups. Organizations meet on a regular basis and contribute actively to student life by sponsoring trips and special events, and raising the awareness of aesthetic issues.

Officers work with faculty advisers, the department, The College of Fine Arts and Communication, and the university to facilitate conferences, workshops lectures and visiting artists and designers. Our student organizations are Student Art League (SAL), The Association of Art Historians and Scholars (AAHS), American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), Carlsten Gallery Student Advisory Committee (CGSAC), and Sculpt.

Student support services

The Department of Art and Design is housed in the beautiful Noel Fine Arts Center. The facilities offer a variety of studio and lecture spaces and an extensive visual resources collection. In addition to helping you learn about art, your faculty will help you with recommendations, advice on jobs and graduate schools, and general support through artistic dilemmas.

Students appreciate our faculty’s open-door policies. UW-Stevens Point also offers career planning and job-search services through its Career Services office, linking education to the world of work for UW-Stevens Point students and alumni.