Art History

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13.8 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 28.6 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:1565 Duration:48 months You need IELTS certificate


Why Art History?

Art History is a discipline that seeks to understand different cultures and epochs through the study and analysis of art and architecture as a means of communication. We exist in an environment that is filled with the artifacts of human history, architecture, painting, and sculpture. Art History offers the tools to recognize and to understand these forms, and thus is a vital part of any serious liberal arts education. Art History provides knowledge and understanding of the past, and through it, of the present. The discipline encourages humanity and sympathy by teaching about other individuals and societies through their visual expression.

Art History provides intellectual confidence gained through learning how to recognize, order, and interpret facts. In so doing, it trains one to think and write clearly and to read carefully. Art History instruction at the secondary school level is sporadic, but common enough for the Educational Testing Service to offer an Advanced Placement exam in the discipline. Nevertheless most students have not been exposed to Art History in high school. Take some introductory courses before deciding to major in Art History. Even if you select another major, do not neglect to add upper level Art History electives that will augment and broaden your major program.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • USD 13813 Year (National)
  • USD 28591 Year (International)
Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Art History
  • Honors Seminar
  • Introduction to Oceanic, African, and Pre-Columbian
  • Survey of Russian Art
  • East Asian Art
  • Contemporary Photography
  • History of Jewish Art
  • Great Works of Modern Architecture
  • The Art of the Body: Visual Culture and Medicine
  • Ancient Architecture
  • Introduction to Contemporary Art
  • Art of Egypt and the Ancient Near East
  • Architect and Society in England
  • Women and Art
  • Roman Art

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

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Our primary emphasis is placed on the student’s academic promise as demonstrated by:

  • completion of required entrance subjects
  • academic performance in high school or its equivalent:
  • strength of academic program (number/type of academic, honors, or advanced placement courses completed)
  • grades and grade trends
  • weighted grade-point average(s)
  • cumulative rank, when available
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • English Proficiency Examination results, when required
  • Formal talent assessment for applicants to Mason Gross School of the Arts
We also consider such qualitative factors as:
  • personal essay
  • participation in programs designed for college preparation
  • extracurricular activities, including community, volunteer, and/or U.S. military service
  • honors, awards and other achievements
  • special talents
  • employment history
  • family obligations
  • socioeconomic background

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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