Art Theory and Criticism Minor

Art Theory and Criticism Minor


This interdisciplinary minor will challenge you to consider foundational questions about the nature and function of art in human society and explore the link between the aims of art and other disciplines. 

The conceptual nature of contemporary art practices puts theoretical and critical investigations at the creative core of art production. The work of artists, art historians, and theorists today includes dialogue and debate that cut across art production and art criticism in a way that links and sometimes even combines the critical and creative disciplines. We aim to provide a challenging course of study that reflects such current trends in the field.

Many graduate programs in contemporary art history and practice assume some familiarity with critical theory and the cross-pollinating relationship between theory and production. Our  curriculum will prepare you for graduate studies in art history and related fields as well as established and emerging programs in critical theory.


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