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Online BA in Art History & Visual Culture

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.

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  • Duration 2-4 years
  • Cost per Credit $495
  • Credit Hours 120

Program Benefits

Ranked in the top five Best Online Bachelor’s in Art and Art History Programs of 2020 by Best Colleges.

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.

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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)
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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.

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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 $495 per credit hour.

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

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

You can complete the online BA in Art History and Visual Culture in 24 months.

You will take 12 online art history classes, including capstone courses. You must be enrolled in a practicum section each term.

You can start your application here.

Yes, there are scholarships available. Find out if you qualify for a scholarship opportunity here.

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, 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.

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