School of Fine and Performing Arts

Minor in Art History

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Why Choose Art History?

The art history minor is available to you and every Wright State student as a valuable complement to liberal arts disciplines with a historical component, including classics, philosophy, religion, international studies, liberal studies, political science, anthropology, women's studies, modern languages, music, theater, English and history. You will gain a sense of the overall evolution of art as well as in-depth knowledge of several periods in the history of art. You will also learn the critical and analytical techniques used by art historians.


Earn your degree from Wright State’s School of Fine and Performing Arts and go on to an exciting career in education, commercial art and photography, museum and gallery administration, or fine arts. Successful graduates of our programs have found rewarding careers in many non-art related fields as well. Recent graduates have been accepted into a number of prestigious M.F.A. programs, including those at Boston University, University of Pennsylvania, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Georgia, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the University of New Hampshire.

Real-World Experience

You can apply and refine the skills you’ve acquired through coursework in real-world situations at Wright State. Expand your sense of how and where an education in the visual arts can be applied through area arts organizations and internships.

Success Stories

Marnie Leist , a 2001 art history graduate, is curator of collections at the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak, Alaska and recently published a book on the recovery of artifacts from an Alutiiiq archaeological site.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Minor in Art History program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.


To declare an Art History minor, consult with your academic advisor. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 and completion of ENG 1100 and 2100 in the Wright State Core to be accepted into the minor.


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