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Art and Art History

BA in Art History

Study Art History

Adelphi University’s BA in Art History provides you with the opportunity to study art from passionate scholars who care deeply about research and teaching. You will work closely with faculty members who will advise you in your studies and guide you through your research. The faculty regularly takes advantage of the University’s proximity to New York City by holding classes in museums and art galleries, inviting guest scholars and curators to campus, and encouraging students to pursue internships in the city.

Adelphi students sketch sculptures in Florence Italy

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are prepared to pursue graduate studies and careers in:  

  • Historic Conservation and Preservation
  • Museums
  • Art Galleries
  • Auction Houses
  • Art and Visual Resource Libraries
  • Archives
  • State and Regional Art Agencies
  • Non-Governmental Art Organizations

The Curriculum

Some of the Key components of our program include:

  • Fundamental survey courses in Art and the World, Ancient and Medieval Art, The Italian and Northern Renaissance, The Baroque, Modern Art, Contemporary Art, History of Photography
  • Original courses such as History of Animation and Comics, The Ugly in Art, The Dead and their Stones, Saints and Sinners, Intellectual History of Art Forgeries
  • Visiting art historians lecture series
  • Seminar class that meets weekly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Opportunity to study Renaissance Art and Architecture in Florence, Italy
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Student Work

All students in the art department perform creative work regardless of major. Browse the slideshow below to see a selection of work by our talented students, or view as a gallery.


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Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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