Loyola University Maryland

Department of Visual & Performing Arts

Art History Degree Information

Students at Loyola may complete a major in Visual Arts with a concentration in Art History, an interdisciplinary major, a major in Visual Arts with a concentration in InterArts, a minor in Art History, a minor in InterArts, or take Art History courses as electives. Art History courses also fulfill requirements in several interdisciplinary minors such as American Studies, Gender Studies, Medieval Studies, Catholic Studies, Italian Studies, Asian Studies, and others.

Catalogue Years 2022-2023 and Later

Art History Major

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography or SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design or SA 227 - 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • AH 350 - Visual Thinking
  • One AH 100-level or 300-level course
  • Five AH 300-level or 400-level courses
  • One AH 300-level or 400-level course outside of the dominant European tradition (AH 307, AH 326, AH 327, and AH 330. AH 360 and AH 402 may count depending topic)
  • AH capstone consisting of an AH 400-level seminar or independent study (AH 401) or 3-credit internship (AH 403)
One course from the following:
  • SA 225 - Drawing
  • PT 300-level or 400-level course
  • SA 300-level or 400-level course

InterArts Major

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design or SA 227 - 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • AH/PT/SA 350 - Visual Thinking
  • AH 300-level or 400-level course
  • PT 300-level course
  • Capstone course (chosen in consultation with advisor)
One course from the following:
  • SA 225 - Drawing
  • SA 300-level course
Four courses from the following:
  • AH 300-level or 400-level course
  • PT 300-level or 400-level course
  • SA 300-level or 400-level course

Interdisciplinary Major

  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography or SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design or SA 270- 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • SA 225 - Drawing or AH/PT upper-level course
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography or AH/SA upper-level course
  • AH/PT/SA 350 - Visual Thinking
  • Two AH/PT/SA upper-level courses
  • AH 400-level capstone or PT/SA 400 - Professional Practices (in consultation with program advisor)
  • Interdisciplinary requirements of another major

Art History Minor

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • AH 350 - Visual Thinking
  • Four AH upper-level courses (300-level or higher)

InterArts Minor

  • AH 109 - Non-Western Art or AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic or AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • AH/PT/SA 350 - Visual Thinking
Four courses from the following:
  • PT 270 - Basic Digital Photography
  • SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design
  • SA 227 - 3-D Design in Art and Engineering
  • SA 225 - Drawing*
  • 300-level or 400-level courses in AH, PT, or SA
*PT 270 is an option if the student has taken SA 224 or SA 227

Catalogue Years 2021-2022 and Earlier

Art History Major

  • AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic
  • AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • PT - Basic Digital Photography or SA 224 - Two-Dimensional Design
  • Nine AH upper-level courses (300-level or above), one of which must be in non-Western art

Interdisciplinary Major

  • AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic
  • AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • Five AH upper-level courses (300-level or above)*
  • Interdisciplinary requirements of another major
*Students are strongly encouraged to take at least one course in non-Western art

Art History Minor

  • AH 110 - Western Art: Paleolithic to Gothic
  • AH 111 - Western Art: Renaissance to Contemporary
  • Four AH upper-level courses (300-level or above)

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