A passion for art extends beyond words. By studying art history, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of all art forms, both past and present. You can use this knowledge to expand your horizons or as a springboard for a career in the arts.
Why study art history at CapU?
Our world is understood through images. Studying art history gives you the ability to evaluate and interpret all works of art. You’ll gain the tools to critique the art forms you’ll find in museums, galleries and daily life.
Artistic techniques are constantly changing. By exploring the works of artists such as Van Gogh or Michelangelo, we can gain a deeper appreciation of art on a technical level. Understanding the techniques of the masters can also help you chart a path for artistic innovation.
Become knowledgeable. Be inspired.
At CapU you’ll investigate the many functions of art in our society, through a variety of genres and media. You’ll learn how to pinpoint artistic influences in films, ads and propaganda. You’ll also come to understand the fundamental role art plays in culture and politics.
Our courses incorporate group discussions, high-definition illustrated lectures and written research assignments. Through field trips, you’ll step outside campus to explore our artistic world.
Career paths in art history
Our courses provide a wide-ranging overview of art topics and history, preparing students for careers in many related fields of study and practice.
Visual literacy is key to critical thinking. This skill is applicable to many types of employment, but art history is the springboard for careers in museum and curatorial work, restoration work and teaching art history. Other examples of related careers include antiques appraiser, art dealer, art critic, art historian or museum archivist.