Art History

You should minor in art history if:

  • You’re interested in learning how art is created and its historical context. 
  • You enjoy history, English, literature, philosophy, and/or art. 
  • You think critically and analytically and enjoy discussing ideas.

Dive into the artistic world’s most important contributions to civilization. Learn how they define human innovation and creativity with a minor in art history.

Examining works of art with extreme attention to detail will become second nature. You’ll learn to understand their significance within moments in history. 

Your art history courses will focus on the humanities, including analyzing the cultural and visual components of a piece. You’ll also develop your writing and research skills. 

In our increasingly global community, minoring art history will give you the skills and knowledge to understand and appreciate diversity, no matter your primary field of study. 

Art History at UL Lafayette

What's Art History Like?

  • Research & theory
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Internships & field work
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Writing & presentations
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Group work & collaboration
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • In-class discussion
    Rated 3 out of 3

Taught by award-winning members of the Art History field

The Hilliard Art Museum at UL Lafayette illuminated at night

Learn at the Hilliard Art Museum

You’ll receive excellent preparation for a career in the museum or gallery world through the art history program. The curriculum is strongly connected to the Hilliard Art Museum and its community-based programs. You’ll get extensive museum experience without ever having to leave campus.

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Program Requirements

In order to complete a minor in art history, you will need to complete 18 credits hours of visual arts courses, with at least 6 at the 300/400 level.

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