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Students talk about their favorite class and the pros, professors, and professions behind them.
Did you know what you wanted to major in when you came to Clark? I had worked in the art world at a museum for a few years before coming to college, but was unsure if I wanted to do Art History or ID yet. During my first semester at Clark I took Baroque Art with Andrea Lepage and decided for sure.
Best class so far: Either Baroque Art or Latin American Art because I learned the most.
Worst class so far: Worst class in my major is probably Stone Age to Our Age just because it covers all art ever made.
Best/worst professor: I loved Andrea Lepage and Nancy Burns who have unfortunately gone on to other things, but John Garton is a great professor.
Pros/cons of your major: One great thing about art history is that you are able to take classes in other visual/performing art disciplines which I love doing and led me to a focus on Studio Art. Also you can minor in things like management or women’s studies or double major in Studio Art, etc. to make it more applicable to the job market. The only bad thing about being an art history major is that people continually ask if I’ll be okay living in a box when I’m older. That being said, I would love to go into museum curatorial work or art direction for an art or fashion magazine or a creative company in a big city like New York or Montreal.
If you could recommend one class to anyone thinking about choosing this area of study what would it be? If I could recommend a class I would suggest 19th Century Modern Art with Professor Mary Wood. It’s a really interesting and easier (100 level) course.