Spring 2015

Document Type

Restricted Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Art History

First Advisor

Katherine Hauser


Course Description

AH375C: Street Art and Graffiti contributes to a growing discourse on contemporary visual culture by investigating the history and impact of graffiti and its successor, street art, on the recent past and present. The course will discuss graffiti and street art’s roots, social dimensions, prominent themes, and notable artists through readings, films and visual analyses.

Course Goals

As a 300-level seminar style class this course has high expectations. I hope that after completing this course, you will have strong understanding of the history of street art and graffiti from the late 1970s to the present and have strengthened your ability to engage critically with contemporary visual culture. As with all 300-level art history course, you will exercise skills in leading and participating in discussions, conducting research, writing and analyzing texts and images.


Note: Access to this thesis is restricted to Skidmore community.