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Art History Minor

Study Art History Minor at Azusa Pacific University

Prepare to engage the art world and broader culture from a Christian perspective. You’ll also build a knowledge of art history, philosophy, and criticism that will set you apart in your field.

Program at a Glance

The School of Visual and Performing Arts develops students’ talents through rich artistic experiences and comprehensive training in their chosen artistic discipline.

Upcoming Events

APU One Day

  • March 8, 2024

Program Information

  • Program Units: 18


  • Azusa (Main Campus)
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Explore art history, from medieval to contemporary
  • Critically analyze historically significant ideas
  • Analyze art and philosophy through a Christian lens

By the Numbers

12 % expected increase of positions like archivists, curators, and museum worker by 2031 *Bureau of Labor Statistics
10 :1 Student-to-faculty Ratio
1 of 126 Best Western Colleges according to Princeton Review's 2023 Best Colleges Guide

Program Details

The art history minor prepares students to develop a broad understanding of the meaning and purposes of visual communication, while promoting critical engagement and the attainment of knowledge of historically significant ideas and objects.


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To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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College of the Arts Hosts Industry Spotlight at Warner Bros. Studios

Art students showcased their work at the College of the Arts Industry Spotlight hosted at the legendary Warner Bros. studios, including original comic books they illustrated by hand.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.