History of Art, or Art History, as a discipline, refers to the study
of the history of the visual arts (e.g. painting, sculpture, and architecture).
The history of art includes an objective survey of art throughout human
history, generally classifying art according to different time periods
and/or stylistic movements. The field of art history is a western phenomenon,
but within the last century a wider view has taken hold seeking to incorporate
other societies and their artistic production into a more global perspective.
Study in the history of art can lead to a variety of careers including
that of art historian, art reviewer, art critic, and curator. The study
of art history is an invaluable resource for individuals interested
in employment with museums and galleries, and for artists and designers.
Students interested in pursuing higher education in the field of
art history should consider taking the following courses as electives
while at STCC:
ARTS-140 Art History: Prehistoric to Gothic
ARTS-240 Art History: Renaissance to Baroque
ARTS-346 History of Modern Art
The Liberal Arts Transfer program will produce graduates who:
Foreign language recommended. Other
Liberal Arts Electives include: Math, Science, Social Sciences,
Humanities, and Fine Arts. For those students interested in secondary
EDUC-319, Introduction to Special Needs and
EDUC-320, Foundations of Education may be taken.
Humanities Electives include: Art,
Music, Drama or Creative Writing. Two are needed for students planning
to transfer to Westfield State University.
Cultural Diversity Elective. Appropriate
courses can be found in The Liberal Arts and General Studies
Upon the successful completion of requirements for this program,
the degree of Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts Transfer
will be awarded.