Bachelor of Arts in Art History2024-01-10T20:01:47+00:00


Bachelor of Arts in Art History

The Department of Art and Art History offers a Bachelor of Arts in Art History that is designed to introduce methodologies and subjects of Art History from throughout the world. In addition to traditional European and American subjects from ancient to modern times, we offer a strong emphasis on Latin American art from Pre-Columbian to the present. The BA in Art History provides professional education as preparation for careers as art professionals and for further graduate study. The BA compliments our BFA degree program in art and provides significant interaction between artists and historians.

Degree Program Hours: 120

Prerequisite info FIU Transfer and Transition Services :Transfer Guides

Lidu Art History Frost 1

Common Prerequisite Courses and Equivalencies

FIU Course(s) Equivalent Course(s)
ARH 2050 ARHX050
ARH 2051 ARHX051
ART 1201C ARTX2011 or ARTX2022 or ARTX2033 or ARTX2054
ART 2300C ARTX3005 or ARTX3016 or ARTX3107
  1. Basic design, Design I
  2. Design II, 3D, methods and concepts
  3. Design II, 3D, concepts & Practices
  4. Color, color & composition, color design, color theory
  5. Drawing I, drawing foundations
  6. Drawing II
  7. Intermediate drawing

Courses which form part of the statewide articulation between the State University System and the Florida College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common Prerequisites. Please visit for a current list of state-approved common prerequisites.

Lower Division Requirements 12 Credits
ARH 2000 Exploring Art – GL 3
ARH 2050 Art History Survey I 3
ARH 2051 Art History Survey II 3
ART 2300C Beginning Drawing 3

Remarks: Admission to the program requires completion of appropriate General Education Requirements, CORE, or UCC requirements.

Upper Division Requirements 60 Credits
ARH 3811 Studies in the Methodology of Art 3
ARH 4450 Modern Art 3
ARH 4470 Contemporary Art – GL 6
ARH Core – One course from each of these areas:
Renaissance or Baroque 3
18th or 19th Century 3
Asian 3
Pre-Columbian or Latin American Art
or Art of the Americas
Art History Electives
(may include ARH Core areas and other electives)
ART/PGY Electives 18
ARH 4970 Art History Thesis 3
Electives 18

At least 9 of these elective credits must be courses outside the Department of Art and Art History. Students are encouraged to take courses in the humanities that pertain to Art History.

FIU is committed to excellence in student success, research and teaching, regardless of the challenges.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Art + Art History

Department of Art + Art History
Florida International University
VH 216, Modesto A. Maidique Campus – Miami, Florida 33199
Tel: (305)-348-2897

Christopher Barake

Christopher Rodriguez Barake
Sr. Coordinator of Academic Support Services
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-6648 Email:

Maida Purdy

Maida Purdy
Academic Advisor III
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-7500 Email:

Lauren Gentile

Lauren Gentile
Academic Advisor II
Department of Art + Art History
Office: 305-348-7500 Email:

University Graduate School
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC 240
11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, FL 33199
Phone: (305) 348-2455 | Fax: (305) 348-3433
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