Bachelor of Arts in Art History & Criticism
The Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Criticism is the only art history degree available at a public university in San Antonio. In addition to traditional European studies, the faculty’s specialization in Art of the Americas makes this program attractive to students in culturally diverse San Antonio as well as to those from other parts of the country who wish to take advantage of our geographical proximity to the border with Mexico and beyond. Our emphasis on contemporary art will appeal to many San Antonio residents who are interested in studying national and international developments reflected in the flourishing local art scene.
The BA in Art History prepares graduates in a field of importance to the city of San Antonio and fosters opportunities for practical work experience through internships at museums and galleries. With a strong liberal arts background, graduates will also be suited for careers in fields in which research, critical thinking, writing and computer skills are required. The B.A. in Art History and Criticism program offers art historical studies in the context of a liberal arts education. This degree program emphasizes critical thinking, research and writing skills in order to prepare students for careers in fields requiring a liberal arts background, or pursuing graduate studies in art history at UTSA, or another institution.
A B.A. in Art History and Criticism is awarded upon the completion of 120 hours, of which, 42 hours are Core Curriculum requirements. Thirty-nine of the total semester credit hours required for the degree must be at the upper-division level.