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School of Art

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Art History

Art historians are experts on the lives and works of artists and designers, and on the forms, traditions, meanings and cultural context of art, architecture and design. Experts in the fields of anthropology, languages, literature, music, sociology, philosophy and criticism depend upon art historians. Art works are likely to be the most authentic and accessible products of a culture, and as such, serve as indispensable guides to understanding that culture.

Degree: Completion of Academic Minor

Full-time program duration: 2.0 Years

Location: West Campus

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
School of Art
DAAP Student Affairs
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016

Admission Requirements

Freshman appliants, please visit the Admission Requirements page for more information.

Freshmen applying to this program should also have completed the following college-preparatory subjects:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of math
  • 3 units of science
  • 5 units of electives*

*Elective units must include one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education or additional core courses not otherwise required.


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Art History Minor


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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