You'll learn about art and the cultures that produced it–from the Stone Age to the 21st Century.

When you major in art history you learn about major works of art, history of art, technical skills, the role of culture, and contemporary artists.

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Top Reasons

Our graduates are professors, art directors, and freelance designers across the country.

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One-on-one Relationship

Classes are small, encouraging a strong relationship between you and your professors.

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Study Abroad

A May-Option study abroad trip is offered each year.

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

You will have opportunities to help organize and hang art exhibitions both at the college's Melvin Gallery and at Lakeland's Polk Museum of Art.

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Internship Opportunities

Most of our art majors complete one or more internships in their four years at Florida Southern College.

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Clubs and Organizations

We’re home to a chapter of Kappa Pi, the international student honorary art society.

Graduate Opportunities

Our art majors attend a wide variety of graduate and professional schools.

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Course Information

Full details about the program including admission requirements, curriculum, and course descriptions can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Program Contact

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Diane Baires

Art and Art History Department

863.680.4743
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