Master of Arts in the Field of Decorative Arts and Design History
Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
42 credits, as follows: Thesis option—21 credits in required courses, a 3-credit internship, 6 credits in thesis research, and 12 credits in elective courses; non-thesis option—21 credits in required courses, a 3-credit internship,18 credits in elective courses, and successful completion of a comprehensive oral and written examination. All students must demonstrate competency in a language other than English, to be assessed by examination. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate from the program.
|Foundation courses (9 credits)|
|CDAD 6570||Proseminar in Decorative Arts and Design|
|CDAD 6571||Survey of Decorative Arts and Design I|
|CDAD 6572||Survey of Decorative Arts and Design II|
|Core courses (15 credits)|
|CDAD 6573||Material Culture Theory|
|CDAD 6574||Topics in Medium-Based Decorative Arts and Design|
|CDAD 6575||Non-Western Influences in Decorative Arts and Design|
|MSTD 6201||Introduction to Museum Collections|
|or MSTD 6301||Museum Exhibitions: Curatorial Research|
|or MSTD 6304||Museum Exhibition Development|
|or MSTD 6305||Visitor Perspectives: Museum Evaluation in Exhibitions|
|Thesis (6 credits)|
|CDAD 6998||Thesis Research|
|CDAD 6999||Thesis Research|
|Electives (12 credits for Thesis option, 18 credits for Non-Thesis option)|
|Thesis option: Students who choose the thesis option, and take CDAD 6998 and CDAD 6999 for a total of 6 credits, take 4 elective courses (12 credits).|
|Non-thesis option: Students who choose to take the master's comprehensive exam instead of writing a thesis take 6 elective courses (18 credits).|