Art history offers classes that are designed to stimulate an understanding of art and foster a dialogue that reaches across all SCAD programs of study. Students of art history also benefit from other foundational classes in drawing, design and color theory.
A faculty of current researchersSCAD's devoted faculty of art historians present current research at leading professional conferences, including the College Art Association, Renaissance Society of America, Archaeological Institute of America and the Society of Architectural Historians. Additionally, SCAD is affiliated with cultural institutions including the American Academy in Rome, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the American Association of Museums.
Art history is offered in Savannah.
B.F.A. art history program
The B.F.A. program addresses visual arts of diverse periods, cultures and media from the ancient to modern. An analytical approach requires students to write research documents and to prepare professional presentations while exploring everything from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to the medieval lure of Lacoste, France.
M.A. art history program
The M.A. program builds on core principles of research and analysis and advances the critical study for advanced students. Using the resources available in the libraries, galleries, the SCAD Museum of Art and global partnerships, graduate students conduct a significant independent research project. They are encouraged to present their research as part of their professional development at graduate salons, annual symposia and scholarly conferences.