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Art History

Dartmouth Alums With This Major

  • Analyst, Forester Capital, LLC
    (NY, Dartmouth '10)
  • Program Manager of Health Care Innovation, Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science
    (OH, Dartmouth '09)
  • President & Founder, Sharitive (fundraising tech start-up)
    (NY, Dartmouth '08)
  • Principal, The Parthenon Group (consulting)
    (MA, Dartmouth '06)
  • Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art
    (NY, Dartmouth '06)
  • MBA candidate, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
    (PA, Dartmouth '05)
  • Founder, Designer, Owner, MAKEatX (arts workshop collective)
    (TX, Dartmouth '02)
  • Public Programs Educator, Ohio State University
    (OH, Dartmouth '02)
  • International Sales Manager, Rizzoli International Publications
    (NY, Dartmouth '01)
  • Cofounder & Director of Strategy, Aquinergy, LLC
    (RI, Dartmouth '01)
  • Education Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education
    (CT, Dartmouth '00)
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Major Description

The department is committed to exploring the visual cultures of diverse peoples, places and periods in intellectually searching ways. Courses in the undergraduate curriculum range from the prehistoric to the contemporary eras and explore visual traditions of diverse regions of the globe. They introduce students to various histories of traditional and new media while tackling specific historical phenomena or particular thematic problems through the department's more advanced offerings. All courses emphasize visual and critical analysis-skill sets with applicability in a wide variety of careers and professions.

Skills Acquired

What is this?

  • Ability to read, analyze, and critique Visual Culture
  • Critical thinking
  • Writing skills
  • Oral presentation skills
  • Cultural Understanding and Adaptability
  • Research Skills
  • Creativity and Creative initiative
  • Social responsibility and respect for diversity

Possible Career Paths

  • Fine Arts
  • Art Museums/Galleries
  • Commercial Art
  • Education
  • Art Therapy
  • Media
  • Photography
  • Fashion, Textile, Interior Design
  • Art Sales and investment
  • Retail

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Last Updated: 3/22/13