Art History is the basis for all art. Thomas More University’s program is a comprehensive look at art throughout history.
The flexibility within the minor (12 hours of elective art history courses) make it perfect for individuals who want to tailor their art history experience. This program tries to bring current trends into focus with courses like A History of Photography, The History of Graphic Design, and History of Animation. The program also looks at subjects that are of specific interest to the demographic of our students, in courses like: Art and Culture of the American West, African American Art and Artists, American Art: Pre-Columbian to the Civil War, American Art: The Gilded Age to the Twenty-First Century, The Cincinnati Wing at the Cincinnati Art Museum, and A Critical Look at Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins.
Why study Art History at TMU?
The art history courses at Thomas More are full of students from every discipline of study. This creates an atmosphere of varied and interesting perspectives, making our conversations more in-depth and pushes the conversations to unexpected places.
What will I be doing?
The art history minor is comprised of 21 credit hours. The first three are Art History I, Art History II, and 20th Century Art. The next three are of student choosing, allowing students to create a unique experience based on what is offered and on where the student’s interests lie. The last three hours of study is an independent study of an area of art history chosen by the student which culminates in a sizable thesis paper.