Art and Materials Conservation Major
Bachelor of Arts in Art and Materials Conservation
List of major course requirements
- Understand the science behind the deterioration, prevention and reconstruction of cultural artifacts. (Science and Mathematics Courses)
- Have the manual dexterity, knowledge of techniques, and an understanding and affinity for art materials. (Art & Design Courses)
- Understand the artistic and historical context of artwork that is under care of conservators. (Art & Design and Humanities, History and Social Sciences Courses)
- Understand 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) ,
- Be 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
Major Coordinator:Michael J. Welsh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Columbia College Chicago
623 S. Wabash Ave., Room 500-K
Chicago, IL 60605