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Art History

El Camino’s art history degree program prepares you for university transfer.

Approximate cost for an El Camino College art history degree
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $22,000 to $187,000 with an average salary of $57,000
Career opportunities for this program are expected to grow 4.6% nationwide from 2016 to 2026

Our Art History Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree typically takes two years to complete.

Art history education at El Camino will challenge you to think critically and creatively. We’ll be here to help you succeed.

Art History Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) Degree

The AA-T degree in art history offers a direct path to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. You will also get priority consideration for admission to the CSU system.

  • Gain a comprehensive foundation in the history, theory, and practice of art.
  • Develop observational, compositional, technical, and interpretative skills through a range of studio art courses.
  • Take a variety of culturally diverse art history classes that prepare you to analyze, assess, and discuss art from several historical and style periods.
  • Explore works of art in relation to historical and cultural contexts that consider the effects of shifting social, political, philosophical, and spiritual paradigms on art production.
  • Start your journey on a clear pathway toward a bachelor’s degree and even graduate study.

Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree that Leads to Career Opportunities

With an El Camino art history degree, you’ll be set to transfer immediately to begin working on a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.

  • Create work for portfolios, juried and public exhibitions, and transfer preparation.
  • Explore careers in a variety of positions such as curator, art teacher, museum administrator/director, conservator, art restorer, conservation scientist, art librarian, visual resource curator, and art publishing.
  • Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $22,000 to $187,000 with an average salary of $57,000.

Participate in Hands-On Career Opportunities

Put your art education into practice and find real-world experience and academic enrichment opportunities outside of the classroom.

  • Learn about various careers in art history from professionals in the field.
  • Visit the El Camino Art Gallery, featuring innovative exhibitions and programs that reflect the breadth and diversity of the contemporary art world.
  • Participate in the annual Student Art Show, a showcase of exemplary student work.
  • Attend master classes, events, and special events through our Center for the Arts.
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Academic Details

Learn about course requirements and more for the Art History AA-T degree in El Camino’s online catalog.

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Art History Program Maps

Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to an Art History AA-T degree.

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Connect with the Faculty

Use the Faculty Directory to connect with Faculty in your program and the Faculty Schedule list to know when your faculty are available.


Contact Info

El Camino College

Art History Program