BFA - Native American Art (Art History/Museum Studies)

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Native American Art (Art History/Museum Studies)

Prepare to succeed in the complex and evolving global dialogue about Indigenous art history and contemporary art practices. Combine studies in Native American culture, and Art History/Museum Studies with extensive practical experience.

The dynamic curriculum showcases courses in contemporary First Nations art, Canadian art history, European art practices from the 19th-21st centuries, and critical issues in museum studies. Pick from a range of Native American Studies courses, which offer in-depth engagement with Aboriginal issues, and take Art Studio courses that provide first-hand understanding of art techniques and materials.

Our internship program gives you an in-depth sense of the range of work and career possibilities in the museum field while developing your experience beyond the art gallery and classroom. You have the opportunity to focus on specific areas including exhibitions, collections, and public programming.

What Can I Do With My Major?

 

 

Know your calendar year

Remember that program requirements vary depending on the calendar year, which is usually the year of admission to uLethbridge. Therefore requirements may differ from year to year, even within the same major.

For questions about this or changing calendar years speak with an advisor.

 

 

Sample Sequencing Plan

Shown below is a sample of courses for your degree.  If you follow this plan, you should be able to graduate in the time shown.  If you want to alter the sequence, consult with an Academic Advisor

For more information on individual courses, see the Course Catalogue or review your Program Planning Guide.

Year 1, Fall

Year 1, Spring

Art History 1000

Art History 2001

Art 2031

Art History 2225

Art 2032

Museum Studies 2900 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Native American Studies 1000

Native American Studies 2000

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

   

Year 2, Fall

Year 2, Spring

Art History 3215

Art 3261 or Art 3262

Museum Studies 2900 or Liberal Education List Requirement

Native American Studies 3300

Native American Studies 2300

Art, Art History, or Museum Studies Elective (3000/4000 level)

Native American Studies 2500

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

   

Year 3, Fall

Year 3, Spring

Art History 3220

Art History 3245

Art History 3240

Art History 3270

Museum Studies 3900

Native American Studies Elective

Native American Studies 2350/Art 2350

Liberal Education List Requirement

Liberal Education List Requirement

Elective

   

Year 4, Fall

Year 4, Spring

Art History 3250

Art History 4150 or Art, Art History, or Museum Studies Elective (3000/4000 level)

Art History 4150 or Art, Art History, or Museum Studies Elective (3000/4000 level)

Museum Studies 4000

Art, Art History, or Museum Studies Elective (3000/4000 level)

Art, Art History, or Museum Studies Elective (3000/4000 level)

Native American Studies Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

For more information on individual courses, see the Course Catalogue.

Make sure you complete your degree requirements by referring to the Program Planning Guide and the uLethbridge Calendar for program planning and course registration.

 

 

Topics Courses

Example: ARHI 3151 - Critical Issues in Contemporary Indigenous Art History

This course examines current critical issues in contemporary Indigenous art and visual culture from across the settler-colonial areas of North American, as well as Australia and New Zealand. We will explore how Indigenous arts are understood in the communities in which they are made, how indigenous artworks have been understood in Western art historical discourse and museum exhibitions, as well as the relationship between “historic” and “contemporary” indigenous arts. This course will investigate the recent role of indigenous art in the questioning of identity and self-representation, decolonization, sovereignty, self-determination, and anti-colonial resistance. The course will rely heavily on course readings and class participation, structured like a seminar it is organized both thematically and geographically in order to address the specific concerns of the land, visual culture, survivance, and Indigeneity.

Prerequisites as per calendar

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Minors

A minor is a good way to complement your major, have your interests in another subject area recognized on your official transcript, and expand your employment opportunities. It is an optional component of your degree program that requires a smaller number of courses to complete.

See An Advisor for more information about this.