Study Abroad Programs
The Department of Art History offers Summer Study Abroad programs in Rome (Italy) and Paris (France).
Semester and year long programs offering Art History courses can be accessed through Rutgers Study Abroad.
Students wishing to transfer credits from Study Abroad programs inside or outside the university should have the courses approved by the Undergraduate Director in advance.
One approved study abroad course may be used to fill the "Study Abroad" are requirment. Additional approved study abroad courses may be used to fill other area requirements, as appropriate. Only courses completed with a grade of C or better qualify for the major.
The Department of Art History emphatically denounces President Trump’s executive order announced on Friday and stands with our students and colleagues affected by the immigration ban. We wish to publicly recognize their contributions to the field of art history and to the preservation of our shared cultural heritage. They are welcome within our scholarly community.
Detail of a mosaic from the Great Mosque, Damascus, Syria
Welcome to the Department of Art History
Located in historic Voorhees Hall, once home to the Rutgers Library, the Department of Art History at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, offers unique opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students studying art history.
The undergraduate program in Art History provides students with the analytical skills to understand all forms of visual expression intrinsic to human experience. Students learn about past and present artistic traditions that have shaped our world and gain the critical tools to interpret works of art, architecture, print media, photography and all forms of visual culture. Courses taught by our internationally recognized faculty cover both European and American historical periods, and wider global traditions including Islamic, Latin American, African and Asian art. The art history collection of thousands of digital images is available to the entire university community through ArtStor. Summer programs in Athens, Paris, and Rome give students the opportunity to study great artistic monuments at first hand. A Certificate program in Historic Preservation exposes undergraduate and graduate students to practical issues of preservation at the state and national level through specialized courses and internships. In addition to the PhD, a vibrant graduate program offers both a Masters in Art History and a recently established Masters of Cultural Heritage Preservation. Grad Students may also elect to complete the Certificate in Curatorial Studies, which affords professional training through internships in major museums throughout the tri-state area.