Master of Arts in the Field of Art 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.

36 credits

Required
AH 6258Art Historiography
Elective
At least one course from five of the following seven categories:
Ancient
AH 6201Proseminar in Ancient Art of the Bronze Age and Greece
AH 6202Proseminar in Ancient Art of the Roman Empire
AH 6205Ancient Art Seminar
AH 6270Special Topics in Art History
Medieval/Islamic World
AH 6211Proseminar in Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Architecture
AH 6212Proseminar in Romanesque and Gothic Art and Architecture
AH 6213Islamic Art and Architecture
AH 6214The Art of the Book in the Medieval Muslim World
AH 6215Seminar in Medieval Art and Architecture
AH 6265Seminar in Islamic Art and Architecture
AH 6270Special Topics in Art History
Renaissance/Baroque
AH 6220Proseminar in Italian Art and Architecture of the 13th through 15th Centuries
AH 6221Proseminar: Italian Art and Architecture of the 16th Century
AH 6222Proseminar in Early Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture
AH 6223Proseminar in Northern Renaissance Art and Architecture
AH 6225Seminar in Renaissance Art
AH 6231Proseminar in Italian Art and Architecture of the 17th Century
AH 6232Proseminar in Northern European Art and Architecture of the 17th Century
AH 6234Proseminar in Spanish and Portuguese Art through the 16th Century
AH 6235Seminar in Baroque Art
AH 6270Special Topics in Art History
18th-19th Century
AH 6240Proseminar in European Art of the 18th Century
AH 6245Seminar in European Art of the 19th Century
AH 6251Proseminar in American Art in the Age of Revolution
AH 6254Seminar in American Art before 1900
AH 6270Special Topics in Art History
Modern/Contemporary
AH 6246Proseminar in Modern Architecture in Europe and America
AH 6250Seminar: Modern Art
AH 6256Seminar in American Art of the 20th Century
AH 6257Seminar in Photography
AH 6270Special Topics in Art History
Asian/African
AH 6261Seminar in Asian Art
AH 6262Seminar in South Asian Art
AH 6270Special Topics in Art History
Pre-Columbian/Latin American
AH 6270Special Topics in Art History
Up to 6 credits of graduate coursework may be completed outside the department with approval of the graduate advisor.
One qualifying paper must be submitted in the spring semester of the second year. Part-time students will submit one qualifying paper at date set in consultation with the graduate advisor.
A reading examination in Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Latin, Persian, Portuguese, or Spanish must be passed. If a student’s research is in a language other than those listed above, the student may demonstrate proficiency in said language in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies.
 

Museum Training Concentration

Prerequisites and requirements are the same as those for the Master of Arts in the field of art history; students include in their course work 6 credits of AH 6299 Museum Internship, after completion of 18 credits of art history courses.