Art & Art History

Internships & Fellowships


At Whittier College, education goes beyond the confines of campus. Here, we know that classroom learning needs to be practically applied both for career training as well as civic involvement, and so getting out into the community is crucial for intellectual and character growth.

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Preview of Courses

The following are courses that have been offered or are usually offered by the Department of Art & Art History. For a comprehensive list of courses, please refer to the current Schedule of Classes or Course Catalog.


The major in art offers three tracks:

  • Studio Art
  • Art History
  • Art & Art History - The Balanced Curriculum

The Department also offers minors in Studio Art and Art History.

Art & Art History

By pursuing an art major at Whittier College, you will find yourself in the midst of one of the most vital art centers in the world – Los Angeles.

2013 Honors Convocation Recognizes Outstanding Poets

Dozens of Whittier College students were bestowed with various honors from departments and college heads for their dedication to academics and service at the 2013 Spring Honors Convocation. Of note, more than 60 students were recognized for securing academic fellowships and research internships.

Click here to see a full list of student honorees.

URSCA Highlights Whittier Undergraduate Research

More than 70 Whittier College students participated in the 3rd Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Arts (URSCA) Presentation Day. This year presenters represented more than a dozen majors and session topics ranged from "The Use of Pre-Existing Classical Music in Contemporary Film" and "Gender Issues in Latin American Literature" to "The Politics of Memory, Money, and Identity" and "Approaches to Social Issues."