MajorArt History

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in art degree—art history emphasis—combines a liberal-arts education with experience-based learning through local arts organizations. Students are well prepared for successful careers or graduate studies in art history, museum studies, conservation and art criticism.

Learn how art history is the right fit for you.

Art History lecture.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.


The program emphasizes the major concepts structuring art history across chronological and geographical boundaries, a broad understanding of modern and contemporary art, and exposure to both new/emerging media and also non-Western cultures. Students also gain a functional knowledge of the creative process through studio, graphic design, foundations or education courses.


A degree in art from Wichita State will nurture your creativity and give you the knowledge, skills and connections for success in the workforce—and in graduate studies.

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Art student loading her paintbrush.