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Northwest Missouri State University


Art: Studio <br/><i>Emphasis in Art History</i> Major

Art: Studio
Emphasis in Art History

The Northwest Difference

Art majors with an emphasis in history majors focus on the earliest forms of art through modern day compositions to understand artwork and learn from artists. Faculty ensure students are proficient in understanding contextualized works of art, articulating their theories and ideas about works of art, writing about art, methods to understanding an artist and analyzing works of art.

Minor in Art

A minor in art teaches students the fundamentals of drawing, design and medieval or renaissance to present day art. After taking the required courses, students can customize their minor from a list of approved electives. For a list of required courses, visit the academic catalog. This minor requires the completion of 24 credit hours.

Career Opportunities

93% of art majors find employment or continue their education within six months after graduation. Below is a list of job titles related to this major:

  • Art therapist
  • Teacher
  • Graphic designer
  • Museum staff
  • Art gallery owner
  • Restorer
  • Conservator
  • Art historian
  • Bookstore manager
  • Exhibits and publications coordinator

*Based on self-reported data.

Profession-based experiences

Conception Abbey

Gain real-life experiences on field trips to regional museums and learn about works of art from periods and cultures throughout the world. Study 14th century art at the nearby Conception Abbey.

View a photo album of classroom activities and works of art »

Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an opportunity for students to apply hands-on international experience to their academic development. Faculty members provide short-term study programs that prepare students before, during and after the program. Two types of study abroad programs are available: faculty-led and traditional study abroad.

The traditional program may be a semester, summer or year-long program and is taught by Northwest’s international partner institutions.

For more information about study abroad opportunities »