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Experience art

“At so many schools, art is framed in the academy and solidified in the critique. At Elon, there is a holistic approach that combines technical advancement with critical ideas that produces a student who is not only a craftsperson, but an intellectual artist as well.”   

Justin Goodall ’05


Discover art history

"It takes a very dedicated person to choose to study art history at Elon and students leave with not only a strong understanding of the history of art, but also know how to synthesize what we've learned into something a lot more complex than in other programs that involve at lot of slide memorization.”     

Olivia Feldman '12
Art History
International Studies


Why should you major in Art History at Elon?

Listen to alumna Nichole Rawlings, who can't say enough great things about Art History at Elon!


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Make art

"My love for Art At Elon goes far beyond access to necessary supplies - the faculty in the Art program are incredibly talented and caring individuals who share a common goal of fostering artistic and academic growth in all of their students."

Adrianne Hanson ‘14


Become an Artist

"Elon is a big, big reason for why I am so successful. No other school offers so many opportunities and so much personal support."

Natalie Butler '13


Art Degrees @ Elon

Elon University's Department of Art & Art History offers two degrees in studio art: a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  

Art A.B. 
Requirements & Courses

B.F.A in Art 
Requirements & Courses

Elon students may also minor in art or in another media area.

Minor in Art
Requirements & Courses
Minor in Digital Art
Requirements & Courses
Minor in Photography
Requirements & Courses

Interested in learning more about degrees in Art History?
>2016-17 Major Requirements & Courses
>2016-17 Minor Requirements & Courses

Art and Art History News

Ringelberg publishes essay on neoliberal feminism in contemporary art

Kirstin Ringelberg, professor of art history, contributed an essay to volume 40 (July 2017) of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal.

Student Eco-Art installation now on display in Arts West Living Studio

"Inside Dakota" is the first of several student eco-art installations that will rotate over the next four weeks of spring semester

Tournées French Film Festival at Elon concludes

On Sunday, March 5, Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the closing of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!

Gatti presents at annual meeting of the College Art Association 

Evan A. Gatti, associate professor of art history, co-presented a paper on Feb. 18, 2017 as part of special advocacy session called "Interventions in the Future of Art History" at the annual meeting of the College Art Association in New York. 

Tournées French Film Festival opens at Elon

On Sunday, Feb., Elon hosted students, faculty and staff from Elon and the community for the opening of the Tournées French Film Festival: Join the Résistance!


Coming Events

Student Juried Art Exhibition - Nov. 2

Opening reception, Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts, 5:30 p.m.

Art History Open House - Nov. 3

The Art History faculty, majors and minors invite our alumni to join us on the front porch of Powell House for a Homecoming reception