Illuminating contemporary ideas
Students from a variety of academic backgrounds can expand their speaking, writing and critical thinking skills by questioning how arts of the past illuminate contemporary ideas. Through interactive discourse, students investigate historical convention or controversy, ethical dimensions and the spirit of invention and expression across cultures.
Students will engage with a variety of art historical topics from ancient art to contemporary art. They will develop an understanding of materials, concepts, cultures and types of criticism that are relevant to the production, display and audience reception of art across time and culture. Through integrated research and hands-on making of art, students connect sensory perceptions and technical innovations of the past to current artistic expression.
In the real world
Students will enjoy a variety of experiences in the classroom including electronic venues, visits to local galleries and museums or international travel. Students will develop a personal aesthetic viewpoint and formulate valuing positions about artworks that arise from social circumstances in diverse global communities, arts organizations and media culture.
Students with a minor in art history bring expanded visual literacy, cultural awareness and research and writing skills to their careers. Critical thinking, creativity and experiential learning provide them with multiple perspectives on global aesthetics and visual communication of human meaning.
Required Courses - 9 credits
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- AHS 210 – Ancient to Byzantine Art- 2 cr.
- AHS 252- Medieval to Modern Art - 4 cr.
- AHS 409 – Modern and Contemporary Art – 3 cr,
Plus Electives – choose 7-8 credits
- AHS 144/244- Art in the Museum – 1 cr. may be repeated at different museums
- AHS 250 - Asian Art - 4 cr.
- AHS 251 - Pages Through Time: Art of the Book – 4 cr.
- AHS 311 - Art Topics – 2 cr. (topics rotate, women artists, digital art and more)
- A 384/484 - Gallery Management and Social Media – 1 cr.
- CA 250 - Kick Start Creativity – 4 cr.
- CA 300 - Creativity and Careers – 4 cr.
- EN 252 - Fiction into Film- 4 cr.
- INS 300 – International Studies Course – 3 cr.
- MDIA 401 - New Media – 3 cr.
Required Assessment (final semester): AHS 494 -Portfolio Assessment – 0 cr.
Total = 16-17 credits
Published on June 19, 2020 | Categories: Programs
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to complete the online EdD?
The EdD takes a total of six semesters to complete, or approximately 24 months. Students who choose the K-12 Leadership concentration may take somewhat longer if they decide to pursue additional coursework to prepare for superintendent eligibility.
Students who enter on the ABD completion track or the EdS completion track may take slightly less time to complete their degree.
Can I work while I earn my EdD? Will I have to travel often?
The online EdD is designed to accommodate full-time work schedules. Coursework is almost completely online, with two residencies of one weekend each included in the program.
What can I do after graduation?
Graduates of the EdD program can pursue advanced teaching or leadership roles in a wide range of industries—not just education. While most graduates will opt to serve in K-12 schools or districts or higher education institutions after earning the EdD, other options include government agencies, education publishing or educational technology companies, corporate training and retention, and more.
Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is available to those who apply and qualify. Graduate students can qualify for federal loans. We suggest that all students begin the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) as soon as they apply. Alverno’s FAFSA code is 003832.
Alverno’s Financial Aid Office is happy to answer your questions. Call us at (800) 933-3401.