History of Art Major
The Metropolitan Museum of Art believes that art has the ability to tell the stories of the past and uncover its secrets. Looking at the past allows us to look towards the future. Through art history we are able to look at art to determine the symbolism, colors, and materials significant to certain time periods and cultures based on the piece in question.
Courses investigate paintings, sculpture, architecture, the decorative arts, photography, and film. All courses include integrated, interactive museum, gallery, or other service learning components.
Students have the opportunity to learn through internships that provide career training at museums, galleries and other venues. Students are encouraged to partake in travel abroad opportunities that allow students to experience art firsthand. They attend symposia and panel discussions with educators, museum personnel, artists, conservationists and art critics.
Academic Opportunities for History of Art
Because of Rosemont's close proximity to Philadelphia, students have the ability to closely study famous works of art in the major museums of Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York. Courses are innovating and challenging. Past courses include Body Art and Tattoos, Hollywood Horror Film, and The Arts of Death. Students have interned at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Christies Auction House, the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Freemans Auction House, and the Clay Studio.
There are multiple opportunities for students to study abroad and immerse themselves in the history of architecture, and iconic artworks. Some courses have a study abroad component that involves 10-day trips during the semester. Rosemont College partnered with the College of Global Studies at Arcadia University, which offers more than 100 programs in over 16 countries.