The minor in art history and in fine arts is designed for students who are interested in artmaking as well as the history and development of art practices over time. The program emphasizes a critical and creative relationship between content and form, an awareness of art historical connections, and engagement with diverse contexts of creative production. Studying at a research university prepares students to respond to the complexity of possibilities facing the contemporary artist with expanded avenues for artistic research. For example, students whose artwork considers conceptions of the body and gender, or comments on politics, have opportunities to take courses from GW experts in relevant fields. The program helps artists develop the skills needed to take an interdisciplinary approach to creating innovative and intriguing art, which is critical in the current environment. Having developed a strong and diverse background in their program of study, students are able to ideate richer subject matter, processes, and outcomes.
For more information on the admission process, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Applications may be submitted via the Common Application.
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The dual minor requires 9 to 12 credits of coursework in Art History and 9 to 12 credits in Fine Arts, for a total of 21 credits. The student's program of study is developed in consultation with the undergraduate advisors in the Department of Fine Art and Art History.
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