Art History Minor

Explore the origins and current movements of fine art and relate them to an increasingly visually-oriented world with an Art History Minor.

What is art history?

At Park University, students in the Art History Minor program will survey the visual arts across time, learning defining characteristics of art periods, along with the social and cultural contexts from which those are periods arose. The practical skills and knowledge that students attain from this program translate well to a variety of careers, including museum curation, education, journalism and graphic design.

Locations & Learning Options

As you earn your Art History Minor, you’ll be required to take face-to-face art history courses at our Parkville, Missouri campus.

The Art History Minor program requires 18 completed credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of Art History classes and coursework for this art degree program.


You have the option to complete your Art History program courses online or at our flagship campus in Parkville, Missouri.

  • Online
  • Parkville


Dr. James F. Pasley

Acting Department Chair, Art & Design
Professor of Political Science

Andrea Lee

Dr. Andrea K. Lee

Associate Professor of Art & Design and Director of Campanella Gallery

Flexible Art History course options allow you to choose your focus as you pursue this minor program.

Students in Park University’s Art History Minor program may select from a variety of courses. As a student in this program, you may tailor your Art History course selections to specific interests, whether in graphic design, modern art, world art or other subjects.

Art History Career opportunities

Our programs will prepare you for many career options, including:

  • Gallery Director
  • Arts Manager
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Art Journalist
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art history Program Highlights

Students pursuing an Art History Minor may utilize independent studies in art history, museum or gallery internships, and study abroad options to fulfill the program requirements. The Program Coordinator of Fine Art will advise you as you pursue your Art History Minor. Beyond the study of art, graduates have the opportunity to apply their expertise in visual art history to career paths such as art curator, museum archivist, art historian and much more.

Related programs

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.