About the Department
The Department of Art & Art History offers a wide variety of courses for majors and non-majors. In studio art, two academic degrees are offered: the BA and the BFA. In art history, we offer a BA degree. Art history is the study of works of art and architectural monuments in their cultural environment. Students learn first to develop their powers of critical visual analysis. Then, by concentrated study of certain significant periods in the history of Western and non-Western art, they learn to relate the forms of art to contemporary historical, political, economic, religious, social and cultural phenomena.
The department’s broad range of studio courses begins with ARTLA 20100 Art Foundations: Seeing, Thinking, Making which is a prerequisite for all studio courses. In the beginning classes, the student learns the basic principles in various media; the advanced courses emphasize individual exploration.
Programs and Courses
Programs and Courses in Art and Art History
Administration and Faculty
Web site: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/~art
HEGIS Code: 1002 (Studio Art); 1003 (Art History)