All Kendall students take art history courses that explore the cultural, political, religious, and social movements that have influenced art throughout history. These courses help students to develop a critical eye and a deeper understanding of aesthetics, as well as affirming the artist’s relationship with the past and responsibility to the present. Beyond the required courses, students can major in Art History or explore Art History electives and seminar courses in subjects such as the history of photography, fashion, or illustration; Native American art, Asian art, Islamic art; art movements from ancient to modern times; and more including design history, decorative arts, material culture studies, and architectural history. Seminars offer group discussions on topics from feminist criticism to postmodernism.
Explore individual academic degree descriptions to learn about the Art History courses required in each program.