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Art History

Art History at Creighton

The Art History program at Creighton boasts a full range of classes covering all major periods of history, from Antiquity through the Renaissance to the present day.  Art History majors at Creighton will study, among many things, the wonders of ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, the cathedrals of Gothic Europe, the sculpture of Michelangelo, and the painting of Picasso.

Creighton's Art History curriculum produces majors ready to compete at high levels in graduate school or for employment in non-academic fields.  Creighton students can earn either the Bachelor of Arts in Art History or an Art History minor.  Scholarships, financial aid, and academic achievement awards are all available to Art History majors.

Contact Us

Matthew Knox Averett, Ph.D
Art History Coordinator
matthewaverett@creighton.edu

Art History Mission Statement

Art History at Creighton equips students with the ability to understand and appreciate the course of history through the examination of humanity's shared heritage of material culture, preparing students for professional work in academia, museums, and artifact management.

Degree Requirements

The BA in Art History requires a total of 33 hours.  Majors are required to take 2 of the survey courses: ARH 210, ARH 211, or ARH 319 and 3 hours in Studio Art (ART).  Majors are also required to take at least one class in each of the following areas:  Ancient, Medieval/Early Modern, Modern, and Non-Western.  The remaining 9 hours can be filled with any ARH class.  For more information, please consult the Creighton University Bulletin.

Students can also earn a minor in Art History by successfully completing ARH 219, ARH 319, and twelve hours of other ARH classes.

Degrees in Art History

Special Requirement for Admission to the Major: Successful completion of ARH 210, 211, or 319. Students interesting in majoring in Art History are strongly engouraged to apply for the Major as soon as possible and 2nd semester Freshman are encouraged to apply.

B.A., Major in Art History: 30 Credits

For definitive details, students are strongly encouraged to check the University's website for Bulletin changes.

ARH 210 History of Western Art and Architecture I
ARH 211 History of Western Art and Architecture II
ARH 301 Topics in the History of Art
ARH 319 Art International
ARH 349 Egyptian Art And Archaeology
ARH 350 Archaeology of Syria-Palestine
ARH 354 Greek Art and Archaeology
ARH 362 Early Christian Art and Archaeology
ARH 366 Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology
ARH 369 Medieval Art and Architecture
ARH 372 History of Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture
ARH 375 History of Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture
ARH 377 Seventeenth-Century Art and Architecture
ARH 380 History of the Art of the Eighteenth Century
ARH 383 History of Aesthetics of Photography
ARH 384 History of American Architecture
ARH 385 History of American Art and Architecture
ARH 386 The History & Aesthetics Latin American Photography
ARH 387 Modern Hispanic Art History
ARH 390 Nineteenth Century Art and Architecture
ARH 394 Modern European Art, 1900-1945
ARH 398 Contemporary Art
ARH 401 History and Methodology of Art History
ARH 418 Jesus Through The Ages
ARH 430 Selected Topics in Ancient Art
ARH 435 Women Art and Society
ARH 445 History of Architecture and Urbanism
ARH 450 The City
ARH 461 The City of Rome in Antiquity
ARH 465 The City of Rome since Antiquity
ARH 467 History of the Art of Spain and Her Colonies
ARH 480 Management of Art Organizations
ARH 481 Art Management Internship
ARH 489 Summer Seminar in Art History
ARH 493 Directed Independent Readings
ARH 497 Directed Independent Research
ARH 499 Senior Thesis

Emeritus Faculty

Roger Aikens, Ph.D
Associate Professor Emeritus (art history)