Art History

The Art History program explores visual cultural and the material environment within social and historical contexts across a broad range of periods and societies. Students learn how to look at and write about art, especially in survey and foundational courses, and how to understand and interpret visual culture using a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods.

Required courses include Design and Color, Drawing , Survey of Western Art, Global Topics in Art History, and Theory and Methods in Art History.

Seattle is a city with a vibrant art scene. We encourage our students to take full advantage of the many opportunities that Seattle has to offer through its galleries, museums, and special exhibits. Many choose to pursue for-credit internships. One example is the Gallery Guide Program, a 5-credit, yearlong internship that challenges students to lead tours at the Frye Museum for school groups and the general public.

Degrees offered: Art History BA, minor


Claire Garoutte, MFA

Rosie Sabaric
Program Coordinator

Em Olson
Operations Manager