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2020-2021

Bachelor of Arts: Art History

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts (John Tyler Community College)
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Program description

The Department of Art History offers programs that acquaint students with the humanistic discipline of art historical inquiry. While providing students with the opportunity for a broad education on the liberal arts and humanities, the department also emphasizes a close bond with the studio and performing arts and end enjoys a close relationship with the other departments in the School of the Arts.

The department offers a broad-based education in the humanistic discipline of art history at the baccalaureate, masters’ and doctoral levels.

Overseas studies are available through university-sponsored programs abroad in Europe and Asia.

Career opportunities

This curriculum provides students the best possible background for future graduate work in art history.  Additionally, the study of art history prepares students with highly sought after skills in writing and communication, problem solving, critical thinking, creative expression,  cultural awareness, independent thought, organization and research,  and advocacy.  Current students take advantage of multiple internship opportunities in Richmond’s vibrant art community to gain practical experience, and alumni of the program may hold positions in the public and private art worlds, government, nonprofits, and businesses, depending upon their interests and expertise.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Art Gallery Associate
  • Creative Writer
  • Education Director
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Museum Educator
  • Recreation Manager
Graduate and professional level job titles
  • Art Economist
  • College Professor
  • Museum Director
  • Publishing Manager
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

If you would like to meet with a Transfer Center advisor,please fill out our online advising request form.

Please sign-up for this Transfer Map by completing the Letter of Interest.

Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of associate degree
Minimum GPA of 2.5
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • MATH 131
Science required
  • Core only
Foreign language requirements
  • Yes
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • 3.0

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2020-2021

Bachelor of Arts: Art History

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts)

MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNINGGET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITYBUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCEGET REAL EXPERIENCEPREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
ExploreYear 1
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Apply to the John Tyler Pathways Program.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to art history through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the Art History Department.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a second foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Tyler Orientation.
  • Log into Navigate and view its features to help you on your pathway.
  • Register for SDV course.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your ENG and MTH classes. Visit the Academic Resource Center on either campus.
  • Schedule an appointment with your academic advisor each semester and cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Apply to the John Tyler Pathways Program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus or in your community.
  • Identify a mentor in a diversity organization.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to art history through the career coach.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Use the career coach to take a career assessment.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Understand how you will fund your education. Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Take service-learning classes or volunteer to address a current issue through ConnectVA or HandsOnRVA.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Attend a talk or other event sponsored by the Art History Department.
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options.
  • Consider learning a second foreign language to open doors to international organizations and future study.
  • Attend diversity-focused events on campus and in your community (i.e. international festival).
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Consider who you would like to have serve as professional and academic references for future letters of recommendation.
  • Use the cost calculator to estimate your tuition/fees as an upperclassman at VCU.
  • Conduct informational interviews or shadow someone in a field of career interest.
  • Using LinkedIn, connect to at least 10 people. Check out the VCU alumni page in My Network.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Arts: Art History

John Tyler Community College (Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts)

John Tyler Community College courses
CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
SDV 100College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
ENG 111College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement.UNIV 111-1123General education
MTH 154Quantitative ReasoningMATH 1313General education
Foreign LanguageForeign Language (101-level): French, German, Italian or Spanish (students who completed 3 years of same language in high school can choose a transfer elective)VCU equivalent4General education
CST 100 or CST 110Public Speaking or Introduction to CommunicationSPCH 1213Elective
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
Foreign LanguageForeign Language (102-level): French, German, Italian or Spanish (students who completed 3 years of same language in high school can choose a transfer elective)VCU equivalent4General education
ART 101History and Appreciation of Art IARTH 1033Major
History electiveSelect 1: HIS 111, 112, 121, 122HIST3General education
Social/BehavioralSocial/Behavioral Science (select 1): PSY 200, SOC 200, SOC 211 (PSY 230 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed)VCU equivalent3General education
Foreign LanguageForeign Language (201-level): French, German, Italian or SpanishVCU equivalent3Major
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, CHM 101, CHM 111, PHY 101, PHY 201 (ENV 121 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed)VCU equivalent4General education
History electiveSelect 1: HIS 111, 112, 121, 122HIST3General education
ENGAny 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252ENGL3General education
Philosophy/ReligionPhilosophy/Religion elective (select 1): PHI 101, 220, REL 100, 230VCU equivalent3General education
Foreign LanguageForeign Language (202-level): French, German, Italian or SpanishVCU equivalent3Major
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, 102, CHM 101, CHM 112, PHY 101, PHY 202 (ENV 121 will be accepted if Associate degree is completed)VCU equivalent4General education
Cultural Understanding & Civic EngagementSelect 1: REL 230, PLS 135, GEO 210, PLS 241VCU equivalent3General education
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications or transfer electiveINFO 160, 161, 1623Elective
Transfer electiveART 102 History and Appreciation of Art IIARTH 1043Major
John Tyler credits transferred to VCU62
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
HistorySelect 12 credits of upper-level (300-level) history12Major
HumanitiesSelect 9 credits of upper-level (300-level) humanities (from AFAM, ANTH, RELS, GSWS, ENGL, PHIL, WRLD)9Major
Fine arts studiosSelect 3 credits of fine arts studio (from CRAF, SCPT, PAPR or PHTO)3Major
ARTH 292Writing for Art History3Major
ARTH 390Art Historical Methods3Major
ARTH 490Senior Seminar in Art History ( Capstone)3Major
ARTHCluster A (select two courses; see VCU advisor for course options)6Major
ARTHCluster B (select three courses; see VCU advisor for course options)9Major
ARTHCluster C (select two courses; see VCU advisor for course options)6Major
ARTHUnrestricted ARTH electives (select any two additional ARTH courses)6Major
Credits completed at VCU60
Bachelor's degree total122
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