Department of Art and Music Histories
Department of Art and Music Histories (formerly the Department of Fine
Arts) is one of the oldest in the country dedicated to the study of the
arts in an interdisciplinary context. The department was established in
1947 by William Fleming, whose landmark book, "Arts and Ideas"
(Wadsworth Publishing, 1955), has served as the model for SU's approach
to the arts in relation to their cultural, social, economic, and
Art and Music Histories offers B.A. degrees in art history, art and music histories, music history and cultures, and history of architecture, as well as special B.A. options in art and in music. Also, the department offers two M.A. degrees in art history (Main Campus Individualized and Italian Renaissance Art), and an M.A. in the new Janklow Arts Leadership Program (launching summer 2012). Students on the main campus also have the option of earning a concurrent M.A. degree in Museum Studies.
The bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree program in history of art is intended for students who have a strong interest in art history and studio art. Through a broad range of courses, you will examine art as an expression of experience in different periods and cultures and will develop your research and writing skills.
The databases are not in an order of importance since each researcher will have different thesis needs.