The Certificate in Art History and Visual Culture is designed for students in the arts, social sciences and sciences who are interested in advancing their visual literacy. This certificate program provides students with solid training in visual analysis and art history methodologies, research, and communication.
A Certificate in Art History and Visual Culture would obviously be beneficial to students considering graduate studies or careers in Art History, Museum Studies, Museum Education, Arts Administration, Conservation, Cultural Studies, and related fields. However, the importance of developing visual literacy is also being recognized much more broadly in today’s digital, image-based world.
This Certificate is a 12-credit-hour certificate with several categories of requirements. These King’s courses count towards this certificate:
Students will cultivate visual literacy—the ability to interpret works of art and other forms of visual media both as formal structures and in relation to social, political, and cultural contexts—and develop a working knowledge of the vocabulary of art history and criticism. Students will learn effectively to use objects as primary sources and to articulate the relevance of art as both evidence of, and stimulus for, historical, social, political, and intellectual movements. Students will develop the ability to communicate their knowledge of visual culture both orally and in writing by learning how to synthesize a wide range of primary and secondary sources.