If you are interested in visual culture and want to explore its significance, a B.A. in Art History may be a good degree choice for you. The study of art history helps you connect a passion for visual communication with other interests, making connections across cultures and eras of time.
Art History B.A.
An Art History B.A. allows you to focus on themes, historical time frames, and geographic regions of the world. When pursuing a major in Art History, you work with faculty experts who are renowned for their ability as researchers and teachers.
Minoring in Studio Art also enriches your depth and understanding of the field. We offer an undergraduate minor for students majoring in other subjects, and Art History is also popular as a second major.
Spotlight: Stephanie Walters Kim
Art History alumna, Stephanie Walters Kim (B.A. 2008), has been selected as one of IU’s 20 under 40. Walters Kim is the Director of brand content and partnerships at The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She joined the production team at The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2012 and was brought on to the brand content and partnerships team in 2014. Currently, she serves as director of brand content and partnerships, leading on-air partnership development and working with clients such as General Mills, Visa, and General Motors. Her most notable project was building a partnership with Cheerios, which secured the opportunity for Ellen DeGeneres to surprise her in-studio audience with $1 million, the show’s biggest giveaway ever.
The Art History degree program challenged me in intriguing ways. I wrote my first lengthy research paper in a course with Melody Deusner. She supported me in every step of the process and provided me with important scaffolding as I built my research and writing skills. She would become my thesis advisor two years later while in the Art History honors thesis program and continued to make an impact on my professional, academic, and personal development.Hope Hiller, Art History B.A. 2019