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Department of Art & Art History
Our Programs

As the oldest NASAD-accredited art program in the Southeast, Auburn's Department of Art & Art History is a vibrant community of accomplished artists, esteemed art historians and talented students. We offer comprehensive programs in studio art and art history that prepare students for careers in the visual arts and other cultural and creative fields. Our faculty members work closely with students and guide them in developing individual research interests and artistic approaches.


The Department of Art & Art History offers art experiences to students across campus each semester. Non-art majors can take basic painting, introductory drawing, two- and three-dimensional design courses and introductory art history courses. Students may also complete a minor in studio art or art history, animation, or photography if they wish to further pursue skills in studio art or expand their knowledge of art history.


ARTS courses available to all students without prerequisites:

Art History Courses
ARTS 1510: Looking at Art
ARTS 1610: Introduction to Art History
ARTS 1617: Honors Introduction to Art History
ARTS 2100: Foundations of Art History I
ARTS 2150: Foundations of Art History II

Studio Art Courses
ARTS 1040: Basic Painting
ARTS 1110: Drawing I
ARTS 1210: Studio Foundations I: Materials and Concepts
ARTS 1230: Introduction to Digital Art

Additional Studio and Special Topics courses may be available to non-art majors with departmental approval.