"I can point to my studio art classes at Marywood University as the best experiences of my undergraduate career. The fostering of trust, independence, and camaraderie between the professors and students at Marywood prepared me for further artistic pursuits and a professional degree."

Anna Quinlivan


(MFA Historic Preservation, Savannah College of Art and Design)

Overview

We offer an 18-credit art history minor that's open to all majors. Marywood's close proximity to major museums and resources in New York and Philadelphia make it an ideal place to study art history.

Seniors can benefit from our strong graduate art program by registering for graduate-level art history courses.


Who Should Minor in Art History?

Art students

An art history minor is an attractive option for students majoring in studio art or art education, since these programs already require up to 12 credits in art history, which count toward the minor. Art history is a natural complement to studio art training, strengthening the content and articulation of a student's own art.

Educators

A minor in art history gives teachers of all grade levels an edge in today's competitive job market, where interdisciplinary studies are emphasized and art history is often part of the curriculum.

Anyone pursuing a career in art history

An art history minor helps students prepare for admission to graduate schools, leading to rewarding careers in museum curating, gallery management, teaching, and research.

Anyone interested in history or the arts

Art history draws upon other disciplines to help students develop critical thinking and research skills. It's the perfect complement to a major in history, arts administration, English, philosophy, theater, or any other program.

For more information about our art history minor, contact Dr. Linda Partridge at partridge@marywood.edu.