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Art History

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collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China

American River College's Art History degree is designed to give students the foundation in art history necessary for transfer to a four-year college or university, and is also useful to those hoping to have a specialization in related fields such as art, history, archaeology, or anthropology. Coursework includes a range of survey classes in art history, as well as a choice between 2-D and 3-D fine arts electives.

The Art Department at American River College also offers students opportunities for enrichment including complimentary museum field trips, rotating exhibitions at the Kaneko Gallery on campus, and artist talks and demonstrations. Art history students who hope to pursue careers in gallery or museum work can take advantage of our related Gallery Certificate program to receive specialized training, and can apply for relevant local internships to further expand their experiences.


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