The Department of Art History and Art offers opportunities to study art history, to participate in a broad range of studio offerings, to pursue state teacher certification in art education, and to engage in pre-professional museum training. The Bachelor of Arts degree is granted in art history and in pre-architecture, and the Bachelor of Science degree in art education. In addition, the department offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts in art history, in art history and museum studies, and in art education; and the Doctor of Philosophy in art history.
All art programs are considerably enhanced by close cooperation with and access to the facilities of cultural institutions located in University Circle, in particular The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Cleveland Institute of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
The Cleveland Museum of Art/CWRU Art History Program has been in existence since 1967. The museum’s curators serve as adjunct faculty, and graduate research projects under their direction often result in exhibitions and publications. The museum Studies course and internships provide experience in curatorial practices, connoisseurship, conservation, design, and museum education, and the program has a history of producing leaders in the museum field. Graduate students are exposed to both traditional and newer theoretically based art historical approaches in classes taught by faculty renowned for their expertise in a diversity of fields.
Date posted: April 28th, 2015
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Senate and School of Graduate Studies, the John S. Dieckhoff Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching is awarded to two faculty members that have made exemplary contributions to graduate students through work in the classroom. …Read more.
Date posted: January 21st, 2015
If you are applying for the Creative Achievement Award, please do the following:
Art Portfolio PowerPoint:
Send an art portfolio PowerPoint or PDF images of your student work (anywhere from 20-30 images). …Read more.
Date posted: October 6th, 2014
Through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CWRU will offer a new five-year doctoral fellowship in art history, beginning in 2015-15. The Mellon Foundation will provide a $25,000 stipend per year, and CWRU will offer full tuition support. …Read more.
Date posted: July 20th, 2014
Date posted: June 25th, 2014
Welcome to CWRU.
If you are interested in studying art history, you have come to the right place, for your professors are all scholars who have worked in museums as well as in universities, and our classes emphasize study of the works of art that can be seen in the Cleveland Museum of Art. …Read more.