High School Preparation

Students thinking of pursuing a concentration in the History of Art should develop their skills in writing and in foreign languages, and take as many History courses as possible. Some work in studio art is very helpful, as are internships and volunteer work with local arts organizations. Computer skills are especially useful for those who wish to work with digital images and other visual resources. The most valuable preparation of all, however, often takes place outside the classroom in visits to museums and works of public art and architecture.