Information For Undergraduates - Baruch College - City of New York University

Baruch's Art program offers courses in the history and the practice of art. Art history courses encompass a global view of the visual arts throughout time. Studio courses focus on graphic communication and photography. All courses take advantage of Baruch's midtown location and proximity to New York City's outstanding artistic resources by incorporating visits to, for example, Baruch's Sidney Mishkin Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and Soho and midtown galleries for assignments, class trips and access to art professionals.

Graphic Communication Specialization
The graphic communication specialization, a track in the business communication major, prepares students for careers in graphic design, advertising, and publishing, as well as in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Students integrate Baruch's marketing and management courses into a program emphasizing design, communication, typography, and production, capped with an internship in a professional environment. Using state-of-the-art technology, students have the opportunity of working on Dollars and Sense, the Baruch College Business Review, and of designing graphic identity programs for real clients in New York City's non-profit organizations.

The Liberal Arts Ad Hoc Major in Art History
With the guidance of a faculty advisor, Baruch students may design an ad hoc art history major to prepare for graduate study in art history or for a career in management. Students may supplement their art historical studies with courses in studio art, music, and theater, as well as related liberal arts courses.

Visual Arts Administration
A specialization in visual arts administration provides students with the academic and business background for careers in arts organizations in the public or private sector, such as museums, galleries, and other art-related businesses. The program of study consists of a core of art history courses, specialized courses in arts administration (Introduction to Arts Administration, The Art Market, Museum and Gallery Studies, and Internship in Arts Administration), together with courses in business.

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