Art History and Visual Culture

Art History and Visual Culture

Students of Art History and Visual Culture seek to investigate the production, form, and reception of images and objects, past and present, from a multi-cultural perspective, incorporating painting, sculpture, and architecture as conventionally defined by art history but extending beyond these boundaries to material culture and a wide range of media.

Art History and Visual Culture poses questions regarding the social, economic, religious, philosophical and psychological influences affecting those who consume as well as those who produce images and objects. Broadly defined, we ask how values and beliefs are given material form and how these forms themselves can be interpreted.

Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates in pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of history, culture, art, and design.

Alumni work at:

  • Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • State Office of Historic Preservation
  • Ford's Theatre
  • Iziko Social History Centre
  • College for Creative Studies
  • Bloomsbury Publishing

Alumni work as:

  • Interpretive Specialist for Digital Media
  • Exhibition Assistant
  • Assistant Curator of European Art
  • Preservation Specialist
  • Marketing Manager
  • Art Handler and Exhibitions Assistant
  • Research Assistant

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