New Student Programs

Art and Materials Conservation

About Art and Materials Conservation

The BA program in Art and Materials Conservation was developed observing the American Institute for Conservation guidelines and offers students intense training in chemistry, materials science, studio art, and the humanities, as well as a year of study and hands-on practice at the Lorenzo de' Medici Italian International Institute in Florence, Italy.  Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared for graduate study or for work in the field. They will have gained a solid foundation in the philosophy and ethics of art conservation and preservation.  Further, students will have gained a deep understanding of the scientific basis of art and materials conservation.

First-Semester Classes

Students should take the following classes in their first semester:

  • • 56-1224 Chemistry of Art and Color
  • • 56-2710 College Algebra (hihgly recommended)

Transfer students with a large number of credits should also take 56-1224, Chemistry of Art and Color. They may also take 22-1210, Drawing for Non-Majors.