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Art History

About the Program

Our art history courses prepare students for upper division study and provide fundamental training in world art studies. The study of art history provides the you with an awareness of art, economic, political, religious, and social history, and the ability to think critically about art and art history.  

All our courses are transferable to UC and CSU campuses and several satisfy multicultural studies requirements.


What you can do with a degree in Art History

  • Teacher
  • Curator
  • Gallery owner
  • Development assistant
  • Gallery attendant
  • Museum work

Degree & Program Types

Check out this list for a quick view of our Art History programs. For program requirements, view Degrees and Certificates.


Associate in Arts Degree

  • Art History

Associate Degree for Transfer

Certificate of Achievement

  • Art History



We offer a variety of courses in art history.

  • History of Western Art from Prehistory through Early Christianity
  • History of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
  • American Art
  • History of Modern Art form Post-Impression to the Present

See our course catalog for detailed descriptions, with links to currently offered classes.

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Art Department


Building 1700, Main Campus

Division Office Contacts

Office: Building 1700
Kurt Hueg, Interim Division Dean
Phone: 650.949.7156
Stephanie Nunes
Division Administrative Assistant
Phone: 650.949.7262
Shawn Viaggi, Campus Rentals Coordinator
Phone: 650.949.7057
Fine Arts & Communication Division
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