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Queen's University
 

Art History BA 

The Art History programme offers undergraduate students an excellent opportunity to study a range of courses that can be grouped according to six themes:

  • art, science & technology     
  • gender, class & society    
  • material culture & object-based analysis
  • word & image  
  • museums, collecting & cultural policy
  • post-colonial analysis

All art history courses emphasize visual literacy and the contextual relevance of the discipline within culture and history. In many courses, field trips are offered to important exhibitions and collections of art in the surrounding region.

Students may also choose to expand their experience of works of art and architecture through study in our international programs, including the Venice Summer School, Queen's-Blyth International Studies Program, and courses at Herstmonceux Castle in England.

In addition to being the recipients of several teaching awards, our art history faculty members have international reputations as scholars and pursue active research agendas often linked to new pedagogical approaches.

Art History Banner Images, photo credit Gauvin Bailey & Agnes Etherington Art CentreAbove images:  Left: Gauvin Bailey,  Right:Lucy Snider Haynes, Rose of Sharon with Cherries, around 1900, appliquéd cotton quilt. Purchase, Heritage Quilt Collection, 1982 (Q83-003), courtesy of Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Admission to Art History Plans

At the end of first year (level 1)

For admission to an Art History General, Major, or Minor Plan:

A minimum grade of C- (1.6) in 6 units of ARTH 1xx (usually ARTH 120, or 116* and 117* at Herstmonceux Castle) 

For admission to an Art History Medial Plan:

A minimum grade of C- (1.6) in 6 units of ARTH 1xx (usually ARTH 120, or 116* and 117* at Herstmonceux Castle), and acceptance by both departments

 

At the end of second year (level 2)

For admission to an Art History General, Major, or Minor Plan:

A minimum GPA of 1.6 in 6 units of ARTH 1xx and 12 units of 200-level Art History courses

For admission to an Art History Medial Plan:

A minimum GPA of 1.6 in 6 units of ARTH 1xx and 12 units of 200-level Art History courses, and acceptance by both departments

 

At the end of third year (level 3)

For admission to an Art History Major Plan:

A minimum GPA of 2.6 in 24.0 units of Art History courses

For admission to an Art History Minor Plan:

A minimum GPA of 1.6 in 6 units of ARTH 1xx and 12 units of 200-level Art History courses

For admission to an Art History Medial Plan:

A minimum GPA of 2.6 in 24.0 units of Art History courses, and acceptance by both departments

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