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Study the human experience through all its artistic expression

Students in the Art History minor at St. Edward's University will journey through time to understand the development of the visual arts and their role conveying meaning and within culture.

This minor requires 21 total hours with at least 9 hours of upper-division coursework.

You’ll dive into art history classes and then take on modern art. You will be challenged to understand the art of today, while also making connections between the past and the present. Take your studies to the next level with the help of experienced faculty who will help you develop a discerning eye for art. You will also study museology, the art market, censorship and historiography. 

Throughout the program, students are challenged to look at art from different perspectives. They will learn to appreciate both the medium and the message. As you begin to shape a greater understanding of the art world as a whole, you will find enhanced meaning in the art you observe. You will also find a deeper appreciation for the beauty of structure, form, and aesthetic. This minor is a good fit for students who are passionate about art and is also a good complement to other majors within the Visual Arts department.


Students who earn their Art History minor are prepared to pursue professional work in the art industry. They are also better equipped to gain related skills.