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Program Name: Bachelor of Arts, Major in Art History (Non-Studio)
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Division: Art History and Contemporary Culture
Program Description

The Bachelor of Arts, Major in Art History (Non-Studio) is offered through the Division of Art History and Contemporary Culture. It provides students with opportunities to explore history, theory, and critical analysis of art, craft, film, design and architecture. Enhanced by its setting within an art school, the major in Art History program enables students to take studio courses while concentrating on the critical discourse surrounding the social production and reception of art. the program emphazises Western and North-American Indigenous art, craft, design, film and architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries, but also examines art of earlier time periods and provides some opportunities to look at art globally. 

Program Requirements:


(3) AHIS 1201: Introduction to Art History
(3) AHIS 2010: Survey of 19th Century Art
(3) AHIS 2020: Survey of 20th Century Art

3 Credits Ancient Art chosen from:
(3) AHIS 2500 Ancient Art
(3) AHIS 3103/3104/3107/xxx

3 Credits Medieval Art chosen from:
(3) AHIS 2600 Medieval Art
(3) AHIS xxxx

(3) AHIS 2701/2702/2703 Renaissance/Baroque Art

3 Credits Canadian Art chosen from:
(3) AHIS 3050 Canadian Art to 1950
(3) AHIS 3550 Topics in Modern Canadian Art: (topic)
(3) AHIS xxxx

(3) AHIS 2505/3460/4116/4119 Indigenous Art

(3) AHIS 3600 Introduction to Art Theory & Criticism

18 Credits Art/Film History:
(3) AHIS/FHIS 2xxx or above
(3) AHIS/FHIS 3xxx or above
(3) AHIS/FHIS 3xxx or above
(3) AHIS/FHIS 3xxx or above

(3) AHIS/FHIS 4xxx or above
(3) AHIS/FHIS 4xxx or above

(Excluding AHIS 4200 Independant Study, AHIS 4600 Research Internship, AHIS 4700 Independant Study)

51 LAS Credits

24 Open Credits

Available Minors:

Ceramics, Drawing, Fashion, Film Studies (in cooperation with Dalhousie University, Saint Mary's University and University of King's College), Illustration, Jewellery Design and Metalsmithing, Print/Paper/Book, Textiles, Journalism (in cooperation with University of King's College)


Art History and Critical Studies Faculty Information

What do Graduates do?

Graduates of NSCAD's Major in Art History programs go on to become gallery and museum administrators, art critics, teachers professors, curators, archivists and art appraisers. The major is designed to provide students with the necessary credits to enrol in graduate and professional programs in these fields. Students who plan to pursue a career based on a BA with a major in Art History are advised to consult with the Chair of Art History and Critical Studies on other appropriate undergraduate course work. 

Admission from High School: Applicants who have completed, or expect to complete high school by year-end, but have not attended a post-secondary institution or university must have an overall average of 70% in high school with 70% in English 12 or equivalent university preparatory English.
Admission from University or College: Students are admitted to the Major in Art History (Non Studio) after completing 30 LAS credits at another accredited University or College with a "C" or above. Students may transfer a maximum of 75 credits.