Art Histories (BA in Multidisciplinary Studies)
The BA in Multidisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Art Histories program spans two Colleges at ECU. The program offers courses in a wide range of areas that are representative of a globalizing world view. Taught by a faculty of experienced teachers and published scholars, courses lay a foundation in cultural awareness in art history. Students learn about historical, geographical, aesthetic, social, political, economic, religious, and other cultural factors that shape the lives of those involved in the making of art and its reception. In addition, courses introduce students to research methodologies of various disciplines that are concerned with visual culture. The degree also contains a museum studies component for students interested in pursing graduate work in this field.
Many of Art Histories majors pursued graduate degrees, including at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, University of Carolina at Chapel Hill, and George Mason University, Virginia. Graduates of the program also work at Sotheby’s in New York City and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Art Histories Faculty
- Ronald Graziani, Art Histories Program Coordinator
- Jessica Joyce Christie
- Michael Duffy
- Punam Madhok
The Art Histories Guild provides many opportunities to learn about the field of art history, go on trips, and work with renown scholars.