BFA - Art (Art History/Museum Studies)

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

Be part of an innovative program that combines critical studies in art history and theory with extensive hands-on museum and gallery experience.

Gain a deeper knowledge of contemporary art practices by focusing on 19th-21st century European, North American, and First Nations Art History, while learning to manage and conserve artwork, and curate exhibitions by working with the University's extensive art collection containing more than 15,000 objects.

The internship program offers an in-depth sense of the range of work and career possibilities in the museum field, and the opportunity to develop experience beyond the art gallery and classroom. Focus on areas such as 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.



Topics Courses

Example: ARHI 4150 - Art and Social Justice

This seminar course will examine connections between art, politics, and social justice in a variety of historical contexts before considering how various contemporary artists grapple with social justice issues. Student research presentations will focus on art from the 1960s to the present, and may include diverse topics from Ai WeiWei’s current work on the human refugee crisis to the REDress project focusing on missing and murdered indigenous women. A component of the grade may be comprised of a relevant art project.

Warning: topics may be emotionally difficult.

Prerequisites: 25 university-level courses (75.0 credit hours) including 4 AHMS classes

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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 your minor.