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What is History of Art?

Illinois offers two distinct majors related to art history. The History of Art major in LAS, which results in a Bachelor of Arts degree, focuses on liberal arts courses, including literature and history. You’ll analyze and interpret visual cultures, both past and present, from around the globe. You'll learn skills that will help you in understanding a world based on visual communication. You’ll examine art, artifacts, and environments produced by contemporary and historical societies. You'll learn skills to appropriately research, write, and speak about your findings.

Career Options

  • Art conservation
  • Art history
  • Design theory
  • Education
  • Museum work
  • Research

Post-Graduation Success1

79% employed or continuing education

72% employed after graduation

7% attending graduate school

$37,737 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Archdiocese Of Chicago, Casting House, Caterpillar

Sample grad school destinations: Northwestern University, University of Illinois at Chicago, Depaul University

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

29 - 32 ACT Score

1310 - 1470 SAT Score

3.22 - 3.76 High School GPA

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses3: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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