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Art History

About the Program

Our art history courses prepare students for upper division study and provide fundamental training in world art studies. The study of art history provides you with an awareness of art, economic, political, religious, and social history, and the ability to think critically about art and art history.  

All our courses are transferable to UC and CSU campuses and several satisfy multicultural studies requirements.


What you can do with a degree in Art History

  • Teacher
  • Curator
  • Gallery owner
  • Development assistant
  • Gallery attendant
  • Museum work

Degrees & Certificates

View the list below for programs offered at Foothill. Then select a program map for a possible schedule that fulfills program and college requirements.

For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree

Associate in Arts Degree

Certificate of Achievement (CA)


We offer a variety of courses in art history.

  • History of Western Art from Prehistory through Early Christianity
  • History of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
  • American Art
  • History of Modern Art form Post-Impression to the Present

See our course catalog for detailed descriptions.

See schedule of classes for courses offered this and upcoming term.

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Cynthia Brannvall, Art History Department

Ron Herman, Division Dean
Fine Arts & Communication Division

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