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ART HISTORY AT TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Both B.A. and M.A. degrees are offered in Art History. Undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate students are provided the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the history of art, its objects, and its methods.
An integral component of the program, which sets it apart from many others, is "the museum experience": the opportunity to study in art museums. Centering on the art object, the art history program allows students to expand their knowledge of the historical, stylistic, and theoretical dimensions of the visual arts, while having the invaluable experience of engaging directly with art objects. Qualified undergraduates may serve as museum interns and docents, while graduate students serve a semester-long internship as part of their degree requirements.
The art history program is closely linked to the Amon Carter Museum, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art. The program also utilizes other significant art resources found in the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex, including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Arlington Museum of Art, the Meadows Museum, the Museum of African-American Life and Culture, the McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.
The art history program provides a broad undergraduate foundation in the humanities and the preparation necessary for professional careers in art. Potential careers open to art history majors include teaching, research, art administration, art writing/criticism and museum/gallery professions. Students receiving the M.A. degree will be prepared to engage in work at the Ph.D. level and pursue careers in the teaching and art museum professions.
The art history faculty is comprised of five full time members, who offer a wide range of courses in Western European art and architecture from the Renaissance to the present, the arts of the Americas (Pre-Columbian and the United States), gender studies, and a variety of special topic courses and seminars.
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