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2020-2021

Bachelor of Arts: Art History

VCU

Community college:
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts (Reynolds 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

Transfer major map
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Arts: Art History

Reynolds 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 Reynolds Orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Apply to the Reynolds Pathways Program.
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Browse careers related to art history through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.
ExperienceYear 2
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Explore the Art History department website to become familiar with the B.A. degree.
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • 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 VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or Department of Art History related events.
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Attend Reynolds Orientation (SOAR).
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Start your math sequence and pass ENG 111-112.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Apply to the Reynolds Pathways Program.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend cultural events at community college and/or VCU and celebrate diversity.
  • Attend VCU’s annual Intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Browse careers related to art history through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Explore the community college’s iGrad’s Job Genius Search Engine to look into building a career and financial future.
  • Build a LinkedIn profile.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • Take a career assessment through the Virginia Wizard.
  • Assess your preparation for a career by completing a Gap Analysis.
  • Practice independent living skills (such as money management, self-care, time management, and personal responsibility).
  • Familiarize yourself with the Career Services offered at Community College and VCU and explore Career Pathways on VCU Career Services’ Website.

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Meet with your academic advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Research scholarship opportunities and explore your eligibility for the Two-Year College Transfer Grant.
  • Explore the Art History department website to become familiar with the B.A. degree.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
  • Visit the VCU campus and attend a transfer admission session.
  • Research housing for next year.
  • 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 VCU cultural events, including the monthly Global Café, VCU Diversity Scholars in Research week, or Department of Art History related events.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
  • Find out about VCU REAL.
  • Attend Career & Internship Fairs at community college or VCU to explore your interests.
  • Plan to complete at least two internships (job experiences) before your senior year of college.
  • Create a draft resume and bring it to career services advisor or workshop for review.
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of free Financial Aid counseling.

Course equivalent
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2020-2021

Bachelor of Arts: Art History

Reynolds Community College (Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts)

Reynolds 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
HistoryWestern Civilization or World History (select 1): HIS 101, 102, 111, 112HIST3General education
MTH 154Quantitative ReasoningMATH 1313General education
HLT/PEDPersonal Wellness ElectiveVCU equivalent1Elective
Foreign LanguageForeign Language (101-level): French, German, Italian or SpanishVCU equivalent4General education
ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
HistoryU.S. History (select 1): HIS 121, 122HIST3General education
MTH 245Statistics ISTAT 2103General education
ITE 115Introduction to Computer Applications and ConceptsINFO 160, 161, 1623Elective
Foreign LanguageForeign Language (102-level): French, German, Italian or SpanishVCU equivalent4General education
ENGAny 200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252ENGL3General education
Laboratory ScienceSelect 1: BIO 101, 107, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201VCU equivalent4General education
Humanities/Fine ArtsART 101 History & Appreciation of Art IARTH 1033Major
Foreign LanguageForeign Language (201-level): French, German, Italian or SpanishVCU equivalent3Major
ENG200-level ENG literature course (select 1): ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252ENGL3General education
Laboratory ScienceLaboratory Science (select 1): BIO 101, 102, 107, CHM 101, GOL 105, PHY 201VCU equivalent4General education
Humanities/Fine ArtsART 102 History & Appreciation of Art IIARTH 1043Major
Foreign LanguageForeign Language (202-level): French, German, Italian or SpanishVCU equivalent3Major
Reynolds credits transferred to VCU60
VCU courses
CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
HISTSelect 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 StudioSelect 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) Note: Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper-level credits to graduate from VCU.6Major
Credits completed at VCU60
Bachelor's degree total120
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