Art History

Art History


Matthew Knox Averett, Ph.D
Art History Coordinator


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.

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.