From specialized courses focused on the needs of the current visual arts workplace
to those grounded in the history of art, this program offers a wide-range of educational
experiences and opportunities.
Enroll as a part-time or full-time student, and choose from courses in museum studies
and art history. Topics include museum management, care and handling of objects, museum
education, development and grant writing, marketing and public relations for cultural
institutions, history and theory of exhibition design, and curatorial vision.
A wide range of specialized art history courses are available as well, including the
art and architecture of the ancient Mediterranean world, the Medieval, Renaissance,
and Baroque, U.S. art and architecture, non-western and modern and contemporary art
and theory. Students with degrees from other related areas of study beyond art history
are also encouraged to apply; related areas of study include history, philosophy,
anthropology, English, studio art, and art education.
Most courses are offered in the evenings on campus. Some courses are offered online
or partially online. A recommended internship allows you to acquire real-world experience
while working on site in area institutions and in the university’s three galleries.
Students must plan their program of study in collaboration with the art history concentration
director. Internships must also be planned with and approved by the art history concentration
director. You can view degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog.
Why Study Art History?
View this short video and find out why students choose the art history concentration.
This program has rolling admissions. To ensure timely processing, submit your application by August 1 for fall admission,
December 1 for spring admission and May 1 for summer admission.