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BA in Art History and Visual Culture

Program Overview

A Degree That Explores
Why the Arts Were Created

Study visual culture in the context of art history and take advantage of study abroad opportunities through this flexible program.

Study visual culture in the context of art history and take advantage of study abroad opportunities through this flexible program.

At a Glance

$450

per credit hour

120

credit hours

24–48

months to complete

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As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Study the Arts and Their Cultures

Lindenwood University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture degree program gives you a foundational understanding of visual culture in the context of art history. The program explores works of art as products of their cultures.

Through the diverse curriculum, you will study how and why the artwork was created, who may have appreciated it and what it means to its audiences. In addition, our online art history degree program focuses on the relationships among different cultures. You will also build an admiration for the desire to create.

Our art history online degree program offers multiple opportunities for you to study abroad. During each term, you will be able to learn from guest speakers and build relationships with them, your peers, and instructors. The flexible curriculum also allows you to add a double major or additional minors.

Transfer Your Credits

We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system.

In addition, we have partnerships with area community colleges, which allow credits to be counted toward your general education requirements.

Transfer Your Credits

A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

As you earn your art history degree online, you will study art before and after 1800. In addition, you will have the ability to choose 6 credit hours of major-related elective courses. There is also a practicum during each term, as well as a capstone course.

This program requires the completion of 84 credit hours of generation education requirements and general electives.

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Admission Requirements

To apply to our online art history degree program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • All official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript

If cumulative college GPA is below a 2.0, the following will also be required:

  • Résumé
  • Letter of intent/personal statement (1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)

What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.

Online Student Life

Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our online art and design degree program is offered at just $450 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and military benefits.

Ways to Save

Program Outcomes

  • Understand the relationship between art, culture, society, politics, and religion through different eras of art
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the research and criticisms applied to art history issues
  • Show knowledge of the principles and elements of design, color theory, problem-solving, and perception as applied to two-dimensional art

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your online art history degree include:

  • Museum curator: $53,780
  • Museum archivist: $52,240
  • Craft and fine artist: $48,960

Median annual salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

Art history is the study of artwork and its historical background and development. The field includes numerous forms of art, including architecture, ceramics, painting, photography, and sculpture. Through an art history program, you also discover the meanings and interpretations of various works of art.

With the knowledge you gain through our online art history degree program, you can pursue a variety of roles in the arts and at museums. You can become a museum curator or archivist or an artist. Because of this program’s nature, you can also find opportunities in different fields, such as marketing, or further your education with a graduate program.

Yes. We don’t want the college credits you have already earned to go to waste. At Lindenwood Online, we offer a generous credit transfer policy for our undergraduate programs. You can even complete your degree in as few as 30 credit hours taken within the Lindenwood University system. Your transfer credits must meet minimum GPA requirements and be applicable to this program’s curriculum and general education coursework.

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