Art History

Art History Overview

All CAMD students are required to complete 12 credits of art history coursework. A student's specific art history requirements are determined by their program of study.

Among the movements discussed will be Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, DeStijl, Constructivism and Suprematism, Abstract Expressionism, image generation and appropriation modes, the rise of photography, 'Happenings' and performance.

Art History Requirements

If a student completes art history coursework that is not required by the program of study they ultimately declare, it will be applied to either their liberal arts elective or free elective requirements.

Students who have decided on a program of study should consider the following recommendations when submitting their course selection form.

Recommended Course Program of Study
AHST 101 Animation, Craft & Material Studies, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interdisciplinary Fine Arts, Photography
AHST 103 Film & Video, Design, Art & Technology, Web Development & Interaction Design

Course Descriptions

AHST 101 Art History Survey I 3 Credits

A survey of Western visual arts and architecture from the earliest extant examples (cave painting and prehistoric sculpture) to the European Renaissance. Coursework includes research visits to local museums and galleries to develop understanding of the material and enhance student abilities to place, evaluate, and comprehend the history of the world in which many of them make their art. (Formerly LAAH 111)

AHST 103 Modern & Contemporary Art 3 Credits

The course introduces students to concepts of Modernism and Modernity in European and American cultures from the turn of the 20th century, the rise and fall of New York as an Art Center and the beginning of Post-modern and global concerns in the late 20th and 21st centuries. Students will learn from lectures, sound clips, and short films and museum visits. Among the movements discussed will be impressionism, Post-impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism and DeStijl, Constructivism and Suprematism, Abstract Expressionism, Image Generation and Appropriation modes, the rise of Photography, Happenings and Performance. Formal, aesthetic aspects of work will be examined along with the historic and cultural events that inform the art. (Formerly LAAH 120)