Meet an Art History Major

Andrea Stylianou ’14

Extra-curricular activities: 

  • Crew Team

Why did you choose your major? 

Art has always been my passion and I want to study and, in the future, have a job doing what I love.

What has been your favorite class? 

All the art history classes I have taken have been the best! However, my favorite class was Baroque Art: Empire to Revolution (ART 326) with Dr. Savoy.  Dr. Savoy not only teaches us about the art or design of the architecture itself, but also about the history and the events that were going on during that time, which allows us to understand what was created for what reasons.

Have you done any internships?

I spent a summer interning for Frederico Seve Gallery in Manhattan. It’s a small gallery that only exhibits works of Latin American artists. I learned so much about the art world, how galleries function, how to curate a show, and got to run the gallery myself for two weeks. I loved every minute of it!

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I plan to go on to architectural graduate school and in the long run, become an architect.

What are the faculty like?

The faculty members in the Art History department are incredibly informative and welcoming. They take the time to know their students and go out of their way for us.

What’s your favorite thing about this major?

My favorite part of my major is learning all the various types of art styles, how they formed, and how they lead to the next style. I really enjoy going to my classes to analyze and discuss art works with my professors and peers. It's also been great getting to know the faculty members and students of the department.

What’s the most difficult thing about this major?

The most difficult thing about my major is remembering all the artists, art styles, art periods, art theories and each and every work's background stories. However, I love the challenge and I wouldn't change a thing.

What advice would you give to new students trying to select a major?

Find what your passion is so you will want to work your hardest to learn as much as you can about your major. Really take the time to think about what is right for you.