Courses in art history cover the traditional Western canon, as well as specialized courses in contemporary Afro-Atlantic and African American art, art and social justice, curatorial studies, and arts and markets.
Whatever motivation might bring a student into the Jones Visual Arts Center, an appreciation for the enduring values of art provides solid support for the life of any educated and inquisitive person. Members of the art program believe that an understanding of various forms of the visual arts—both traditional and innovative—enhances our experience and enjoyment of our surroundings, especially its aesthetic aspects, and that art can provide greater meaning to the lives of those seeking to come to terms with it.
Your Major Took You Where?
Art History majors have gone on to a variety of graduate programs and careers.
- First City Art Center
- Edelweiss Lodge & Resort (Germany)
- Teach for America
- Sotheby’s Institute of Art
- University of North Carolina
Centre’s art curriculum accommodates those who want to begin a career in visual art and those who just want to try a course or two. Six courses are available as introductory classes for non-majors: Survey of Western Art, Drawing, Hot Glass, Ceramics, Introduction to Photography, and Introduction to Moving Image. As seniors, the capstone project for art history majors includes writing a paper and giving a public lecture on a research topic of their choice.