Art History is the basis for all theoretical inputs for Visual Arts. There are no visuals without
words. The department imparts theoretical aspects of various visual and public arts. The syllabus
covers the general history of world art, India and Western Art History from prehistoric to
contemporary times and that of far eastern art as well.
Historiography or history makes one aware of the relation between aesthetics and politics. Both
critical and analytical approaches to art are applicable leading to creative writing and aesthetic
thinking. Visual aids like print, photographs, slides and video (CDs, DVDs). Films and cassettes
about artworks, art movements, artists and museum studies are used to kindle the interest in
students towards a better understanding and experience of art.
The department conducts regular study tours covering historical monuments, folk traditions, art
galleries and museums. Students are also assigned project work for internal submission. Various
well known visiting scholars and artists are invited for constant interaction through dialogues and
Degrees available in the stream are B.V.A., M.V.A.