art history

See visual and media arts for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

How to Create Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Adornment: Tradition, Innovation, and Power FR-SO
  • Fall
16
China and Japan: Traditional and Contemporary "Silk Roads" FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
8, 12
European Ethnobotany in Historical Context FR-SO
  • Spring
16
Experimental Photography FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Image, Object, Illusion: Photography and 3D Art FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Mediaworks: Animation, Documentary and Experimental Approaches to the Moving Image SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Miniature Worlds: Casting the Curiosity Cabinet FR-SR
  • Winter
12, 16
Printmaking: Mokuhanga, Japanese Woodblock FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Printmaking: Screen Printing, Radical Poster Design FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Repair: Sustainability and Visual Arts as Social Practice JR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Printmaking SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
0
Studio Projects: Land and Sky FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Studio, Archive, Field: Advanced Projects in Media and Visual Art JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
12, 16
The Art of the Illuminated Manuscript FR-SR
  • Summer
2
The Burden of Representation: Photography and What We Show SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Theory and Practice of Painting SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Therapy Through the Arts (Day) FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Therapy Through the Arts (Evening) FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Tradition and Innovation in Indigenous North American Fiber Arts FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Visual Literacies FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Visual Music in 16mm & 35mm Direct Animation FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Arts, Culture, and Spirit on Silk Roads FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8
French Language, Arts, and Culture: Dark Romantics SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Media Artists Studio JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Studio Projects in Interdisciplinary Art: Material Gestures in a Shared Space FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Temporality, Word and Image JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
The Feminine Imaginary and Ancient Greece: Sappho, Medea, and Cassandra SO-SR
  • Spring
16