Bachelor of Arts in Art and Materials Conservation
List of major course requirements
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the science behind the deterioration, prevention and reconstruction of
cultural artifacts. (Science
and Mathematics Courses)
the manual dexterity, knowledge of techniques, and an understanding and
affinity for art materials. (Art & Design Courses)
the artistic and historical context of artwork that is under care of
conservators. (Art & Design and Humanities, History and Social
the complex ethics and civic
engagement of art restoration/conservation and authentication.
(Lorenzo de’ Medici and Art and Materials Conservation Capstone, CCC
Philosophy Courses (Humanities, History, Social Sciences Department) ,
able to professionally document their breadth of experience conserving and
restoring Renaissance painting, sculpture, wood work, and/or other
cultural materials. (Lorenzo de’ Medici and Art and Materials Conservation
Internship and Capstone)
Percentage of the major hours vs.
total graduation hours
The major requirements
account for what percentage of the total credit hours for graduation? (120
total credit hours are required for the BA.)
The major course requirements (58 credit hours) account for
48.3 % of the total credit hours for graduation.
Number of Major Course Credit Hours
Total Number of Credit Hours
Percentage of Total Credit Hours
The four-year plan of study recommended by the Science and
Mathematics Department suggest LAS Core courses that would benefit the student
in Art and Materials Conservation studies and would comprise 120 total hours.
For Program Advice
Michael J. Welsh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Columbia College Chicago
623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 500-K
Chicago, IL 60605