Art history is one of the broadest fields in the humanities, concerned not only with the nature of works of art — their form, style, and content — but also with the social, political, and cultural circumstances that shape them. This minor encourages a lifelong understanding and appreciation of art and design, with opportunities to cultivate more advanced and specialized knowledge.
The Art and Design History minor is offered through
Parsons' School of Art and Design History and Theory and requires successful completion of 18 credits across five subject areas, as outlined in the chart below.
Note: Course availability may vary from semester to semester. Some courses may be in development and offered at a later time. Students seeking to pursue alternative coursework to fulfill the minor should consult with their advisors.
A student who has completed this minor should be able to demonstrate
* ADHT faculty advisor permission required.
Minors are available to undergraduate students across The New School except those students at Lang and the Bachelors Program for Adults and Transfer Students who are completing a self-designed BA or BS in Liberal Arts, who are not permitted to declare minors. For students at Lang or the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students interested in pursuing a deeper study of this subject area, opportunities are available through the self-designed major in Liberal Arts. To explore this option, contact an academic advisor or read more information about self-designed options for
Lang or the
Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students.
For questions regarding this minor’s curriculum, including requests for course substitutions, please contact Rachel Lifter, assistant professor of fashion studies, at
firstname.lastname@example.org and Ethan Robey, assistant professor of history of decorative arts and design, at
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