Combined FA+AH BA
The combined Fine Arts and Art History major is a hybrid program of studio, art history, and art theory courses. The combined major offers a platform where creative expression, research, and theory are seamlessly explored and practiced. Combined majors are encouraged to cross conventional visual, technical, and conceptual boundaries and engage with the history and traditions of art while honing research and writing skills.
The combined Fine Arts and Art History major requires 27 credit hours in Fine Arts and 27 credit hours in Art History. The Fine Arts credit hours should include coursework in a balance of concentration areas. The Art History courses must include AH 1031-32 and one course in each of the following areas: Ancient-Medieval, Renaissance-Baroque, and Modern European/American art history. Students must take at least one seminar course as well as three upper-division Art History electives.
Combined minor in Fine Arts and Art History
The combined minor requires 9-12 credits of course work in Art History and 9-12 credits in Fine Arts, for a total of 21 credits. A program of study is developed in consultation with the undergraduate advisors in Art History and Fine Arts.
Students wishing to take limited classes beyond GW have the benefit of registering for courses at the other institutions belonging to the Washington Consortium of Universities. Any undergraduate student interested in these programs must consult with his/her departmental advisor prior to participation.