BA in Art History

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The Dyson Advantage

Dyson College’s Art Department on Pace University’s New York City campus provides a stimulating environment for you to develop your artistic potential. Earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Art or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Art History or Art. Study with our outstanding faculty of internationally recognized professional artists and distinguished educators. Small class sizes allow for a high degree of individual attention. Internships for credit expand your practical experience and enhance your career opportunities, providing access to leading galleries and museums, design, media, and fashion firms, film production companies, and magazine publishers.

International study is available through an extensive list of Pace-affiliated universities abroad, as well as departmentally-sponsored trips to destinations like Florence, Berlin, or Paris. Dyson College’s Gotham House offers art students the opportunity to become part of a social network of students with similar interests. Activities include free trips to museums, films, and Broadway shows. Career panels and Visiting Artist lectures are offered every semester. Two galleries on campus display contemporary art as well as student and faculty work.

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BA in Art History

The BA in Art History program provides you with a strong undergraduate education in art history, art connoisseurship, and art theory. Courses introduce the major periods in the history and development of Western art, as well as the arts of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Seniors complete their degree with two advanced seminars. Making maximum use of the city's resources, classes regularly visit museums and galleries where you examine works of art on a firsthand basis. You may combine your academic studies with practical experiences in the field through museum and art gallery internships, which may be completed for credit towards the major.

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