Art history at MBC embraces unique qualities not found at larger universities. These advantages include personal contact with professors, conducting research with faculty mentors at the undergraduate level, teaching assistantships, and a practice, study, and theory collaboration with the studio art department. Travel with experts in the field and interesting internship opportunities abound. Each semester the art department sponsors a trip to the National Gallery of Art in Washington and other nearby museums. They learn about using art in the service of humanity and how art can be a tool of communication. Study abroad opportunities include May Term in Italy and Central America. Art history students complete the major with a strong portfolio to present to graduate school or to the work force.
Students can pursue a BA with a major in art history. Art history also is available as a minor and is available through the College for Women and Adult Degree Program in Staunton.