Online Bachelor of Arts in Art History

The Bachelor of Arts in art history through ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is one of few online art history programs offered nationwide. The ASU Online Art History BA is a comprehensive degree designed to engage you with visuality in a variety of ways. The program provides a high-quality art history education and will prepare you for a life-long career.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 39

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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As an art history major, you'll be offered a diverse curriculum that fosters critical understanding of the aesthetics, production, patronage and consumption of art. Courses examine art history from a wide variety of cultures, time periods, and geographies through multiple approaches and methodologies. Herberger’s internationally recognized faculty members collectively hold a broad base of art history knowledge, providing a remarkable educational experience.

Graduates in art history at the bachelor's level find employment opportunities in commercial art galleries, art publications and museums. Career options include positions such as arts managers, archivists, curators, fine artists, museum technicians and conservators, and art, drama, and music teachers.

Featured courses


ARS 102: Art from Renaissance to Modernism (HU & H)


ARS 101: Art from Prehistory Through Middle Ages (HU & H)


ARS 250: History of Photography (HU)


ARS 201: Art of Asia (HU & H & G)


ARS 202: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (HU & H & G)


ARS 498: Pro-Seminar (L)


ARS 480: Research Methods (L)


Related careers

Students who complete the art history degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Archivist


Growth: 14.3 %
Salary: $51,760

Art Professor


Growth: 12 %
Salary: $66,930

High School Teacher


Growth: 7.5 %
Salary: $59,170

Museum Curator


Growth: 14 %
Salary: $53,770

Museum Exhibit Designer


Growth: 12.4 %
Salary: $40,670

Talent Agent


Growth: 4.7 %
Salary: $64,940

Prestigious faculty

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is home to world-class scholars, artists and designers who inspire students to shape the future. Our faculty’s research is grounded in the transformative power of art and its ability to change the world. Faculty research areas include:

  • Arts and design for social justice.
  • Arts, education and arts-integrated education.
  • Arts, entrepreneurship and cultural policy.
  • Community engagement and public policy.
  • Creative health collaborations.
  • Design, arts, science and engineering.
  • The study of creative work.

Prestigious faculty

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is home to world-class scholars, artists and designers who inspire students to shape the future. Our faculty’s research is grounded in the transformative power of art and its ability to change the world. Faculty research areas include:

  • Arts and design for social justice.
  • Arts, education and arts-integrated education.
  • Arts, entrepreneurship and cultural policy.
  • Community engagement and public policy.
  • Creative health collaborations.
  • Design, arts, science and engineering.
  • The study of creative work.

Admission requirements

I am a future
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

The nation’s largest comprehensive design and arts school

ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has a tradition of top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs from a combination of disciplines. These range from the arts, media and engineering to film, dance and theatre. The institute trains artists and designers to leverage their creativity and problem solving to advance culture, build community and transform society.

5,300+


students.

400


internationally recognized faculty members.

125


programs in arts, media and engineering, design, film, dance and theatre, and music.

Top 20


among fine arts schools in the nation, ahead of Cornell University, Parsons School of Design and the University of California.

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