Welcome to The University of North Carolina Pembroke Art History Track
Students in the Art History track study art and visual culture both as expressions of human creativity and as a uniquely informative historical documents. Through visual, historical, and contextual investigations students gain a greater capacity for critical thinking, a greater aesthetic appreciation of visual culture, and a deeper understanding of its purposes in different periods and places. The degree track also provides opportunities to prepare a foundation for a number of careers such as museum or gallery curators or staff, art educators, art therapists, critics, scholars, designers, art conservators, or writers, or further graduate studies. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with coursework in art history and studio art as well as provide access to and work opportunities in our A.D. Gallery where students can view local, national, and international art exhibitions. Likewise, UNCP’s Museum of the Southeast American Indian provides more opportunities to experience art.
Students pursuing a B.A. of Arts in Art with the Art History track benefit from a variety of course offerings, which reflect the broad range of expertise and interests of the Art History faculty. We offer courses in global art history as well as specialized courses such as Contemporary Art, Art of the United States, Ancient Roman Art, and a variety of topics in art history in our rotating ARTS Special Topics courses. We also offer Art History Minor.