The Art History Minor curriculum provides a foundation for the understanding of art, in all of its various forms, and encourages the development of visual literacy. Contextual, as well as stylistic approaches, provide exposure to different methodologies involved in the study of visual material. A broad range of courses foster multicultural awareness, civic and global responsibility, and provide art historical skills that lead to an understanding of image making and the power and function of images to prepare for careers in galleries, museums, cultural institutions, archives, art conservation and education.

The minor requires 18 hours of coursework, 12 hours of which must be completed at UCF within the School of Visual Arts and Design.

Minor requirements include:

  • 9 hours of Art History foundation courses
  • 6 hours of upper-level Art History required courses
  • 3 hours of upper-level Art History restricted electives

Consult the UCF catalog for a complete list of the specific courses required for this minor.


As part of the program, some courses study the form and proportion of the human figure. Nude models are used as reference.