Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture



First Advisor

Alexis Culotta

Second Advisor

Sarah Cantor

Third Advisor

Steven Cody


The course entitled Mythology in Art History contains a scaffolded curriculum that introduces students to mythology throughout art history by learning how to analyze fine artwork. With each unit, students will demonstrate an increased control of art criticism, analysis, and knowledge as they develop stronger understanding of content. Students will be able to distinguish the elements of art and principles of design through various 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art pieces from various time periods and cultures. Upon completion of this year-long program, students will demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of art analysis, allegory, and storytelling throughout art history, showing knowledge of the design, composition, color and spatial concepts necessary to enter Art History courses at the collegiate level. Students will be given summative assessments throughout the course that will examine their knowledge of the provided material. The website created allows students and parents to access the information at any time.