Minor in Art History

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

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 classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus.

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

  • Parkville, MO

ART HISTORY MINOR (2.0 GPA) 18 credits

Six courses from any of the following:

AR 115, AR 215, AR 216, AR 298, AR 316, AR 317, AR 319, AR 390, LE 300L

In addition, AR 315: Special Topics in Art & Design, when the topic is art historical; AR 313: Independent Study in Art or Design, when the project developed between the student and the professor is art historical in nature; AR 415: Internship in Art or Design, when the internship is in a museum or gallery setting, and Study Abroad courses, can be included in the 18 hours that make up this Minor.

Flexible 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 course selections to specific interests, whether in graphic design, modern art, world art or other subjects.


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

  • Gallery Director
  • Arts Manager
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Art Journalist
students at graduation
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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 minor.


The expert fine art faculty at Park University are leaders in their fields who are committed to your academic and professional development.


Dr. Andrea K. Lee

Assistant Professor of Art

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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