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The Art History program offers an accelerated graduate-track pathway that allows selected undergraduate art history majors to begin the M.A. program in the last year of undergraduate study. This program is a great way to jumpstart a career in the gallery or museum world or to move you on your way to a Ph.D. program, as it allows you to complete both the B.A. and M.A. degrees in an expedited manner.
Our commitment to diverse areas of inquiry is reflected in the curriculum, which enables students to experience a range of courses addressing global art history, with a goal to train art historians to have a broad understanding of the historical roots of the visual arts, the contemporary issues addressed by artists and the role of art in a world context. The program seeks to enhance students’ understanding of both contemporary and past visual art forms through innovative uses of technology, research and teaching in the arts, providing continuing opportunities for intellectual development and career growth for students and faculty.
Faculty provide supervision and mentorship in the following areas for graduate study:
Within these areas, students work with an array of faculty whose interests and expertise intersect on such issues as colonialism, postcolonialism, geography, ritual and spatial analysis, race, gender and sexuality.
Most art historians hold graduate degrees. With an advanced degree, you can pursue a career as a(n):