Art history focuses on the visual arts, and their role in society and culture. Art
history offers both a comprehensive insight into human cultural development as well
as a uniquely challenging area of study that integrates rigorous analysis with creativity
and interpretive thought.
Why art history at OSU?
Focusing on the visual arts, art history offers you comprehensive insight into society
and human cultural development. OSU’s highly-active faculty exhibit nationally and
internationally, and produce scholarly work that is consistently cited for excellence.
The Gardiner Gallery of Art and the Oklahoma State Museum of Art will offer you opportunities to get hands-on experience working as interns, docents
A degree in the arts allows you to develop strong communication skills – written,
spoken, and visual – and gives you experience in problem solving and analysis. Art
students develop the ability to manage multiple projects and work successfully in
groups. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:
Pictures of the past
“You get something visual with Art History, letting you into people’s subconscious,
rather than reading what they consciously wrote down. You can get into the mind of
someone who died hundreds of years ago just by looking at what they created. And that
is completely fascinating.”