Art at College of San Mateo - Certificate of Achievement: Art: Art History
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CAArt History

The certificate in Art History is designed for students who wish to pursue the study of the visual arts in a social, political, philosophical and cultural context as a foundation for understanding human history and creativity. The study of art history develops a greater sensitivity to art-related issues, the ability to think critically about art and history, and to appreciate the artistic expression of varied cultures and civilizations. Completion of the certificate in Art history exposes students to the major stylistic periods of Western European and American Art and Architecture and provides a firm basis for continued study in the field of art history.

Career opportunities, which require additional studies at a four-year institution, include the following: college professor, teacher, arts administrator, museum/gallery curator, corporate art advisor, museum docent, slide librarian, consultant on historical style for film and TV production, museum conservator, historical conservationist, art critic, tour guide, travel consultant, research assistant, and art dealer.

Certificate Requirements

  • 18 semester units
  • Complete major requirements listed under AA: Art History.
  • A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the certificate.
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