Discover Art History at Carleton

Art is not what you think it is! The undergraduate art history program at Carleton University offers a unique breadth and depth of research expertise and teaching, covering art from various times and places around the world and with a strong investment in interdisciplinarity, and a critical global perspective. Rigorous and wide-ranging education is offered by enthusiastic and strongly student-oriented faculty in Canadian, Chinese, European, Indigenous, Islamic, Japanese and North American Pre-modern, Modern and Contemporary Art, and their transcultural/transnational exchanges and entanglements.

Our students appreciate our internship program that provide them with insights and experiences in the professional world. It goes without saying that the National Capital Region offers numerous exciting placements in institutions related to art and art history.

Spotlight on Art History

Watch a discussion between Art History student Gabriela and Instructor Morgan Currie, about the field of Art History and student experience in the program.

Attend a Virtual Lecture!

Link to video file. Image depicts PowerPoint title slide for ARTH 111 Art and Society: Prehistory to the Renaissance

See what it’s like to be in a first-year lecture in Art History. This excerpt is from our introductory course taught by Art History Undergraduate Supervisor Prof. Morgan Currie.


Carleton Art History grads have gone on to have successful careers in galleries, universities and institutions across the country. Check out a partial list of graduate success stories, and have a look at the kind of work our students are doing by watching these videos.

A Global Perspective

Students interested in transnational and transcultural art history are welcome to join the manifold activities of the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis (CTCA). CTCA is an interdisciplinary research hub that brings together students and scholars working with transcultural and transnational approaches to studies in the humanities.

Study Abroad Opportunities

We put a lot of effort into giving students opportunities to study abroad. It’s a great experience, but don’t take our word for it: see what the students themselves have to say in these blogs from Venice and England:

Blog: English Gothic Live
Blog: A semester in Venice

Meet the Art and Architectural History Community

Meet some of the faculty, students and graduates of Art & Architectural History, with our new series of short AAH Audio Snapshots.

Logo of the Carleton Art History Undergraduate Socieety

Art & Architectural History have a very active student society, known as CAHUS. Check them out on Facebook and Instagram.

And see what our graduates have to say about their experiences at Carleton.

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