This page outlines requirements for the concentration in Visual Studies (BA, The Arts). Students can also study this subject as a minor or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). Arts majors can also choose the Arts in Context concentration,
in which they study visual studies along with a liberal arts discipline.
The Visual Studies concentration offers a distinctive approach to
the study of the history and theory of art as well as the broader field
of visual culture. Most Visual Studies courses are suitable for students
at any level of training and experience in the visual arts; any
prerequisites are noted in the course descriptions.
Courses should be chosen carefully, in
consultation with the director of the program. Students should track their progress using the program requirement worksheet for the year in which they declared their major in The Arts (PDFs):
Students who declared earlier than 2011 should see their academic advisor for requirements.
Students must receive grades of C
or better in all courses taken to fulfill concentration requirements. The Visual Studies concentration within the Arts major requires the following courses:
Total credits: 45-52
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Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040
Program ContactProspective students with questions about the Visual Studies program can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Director, Visual StudiesSoyoung Yoonsoyoung.email@example.com