Academic Programs

  • B.A. in Art

    B.A. in Art

    Get hands on with our studio courses in book arts, design, drawing, graphic arts, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and video arts.

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  • B.A. in Art History

    B.A. in Art History

    Study the history of art from a wide range of historical periods, cultures, and media - courses are taught abroad and in local museums.

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  • M.A. in Art & Museum Studies

    M.A. in Art & Museum Studies

    Our three-semester master's program in Art and Museum Studies is taught in collaboration with Sotheby's Institute of Art.

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Georgetown's Department of Art and Art History offers strong major and minor programs and also encourages all students to explore the complex processes of creating and examining works of art.

In Art courses, we focus on the individual student's experiential development of the imagination and creative thinking processes as an integrating force in the liberal arts curriculum. Art History courses introduce a range of cultures and media, and provide the disciplinary grounding for the study and interpretation of art.

All of our courses in Art and Art History emphasize the study of original works of art in some of Washington’s outstanding galleries and museums; they also exploit contemporary technologies to expand students’ access to sources for learning around the world.

Reflecting the mission of Georgetown University, the Art and Art History programs aim to educate the whole person.