M.A. On Campus

Art - Visual Culture

Illinois State University

12 months
838 USD/credit 26816 USD/year
838 USD/credit 26816 USD/year
404 USD/credit 12928 USD/year
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The M.A. in Art - Visual Culture at Illinois State University offers graduate students the opportunity for critical study and analysis of artistic and cultural production throughout history.


About this Degree

As an interdisciplinary field of study, visual culture emerges out of a number of established disciplines including, but not limited to, art history, anthropology, cultural studies, history, literature, media studies, music, and theatre.

In addition to the study of canonical works of art, an M.A. in Art - Visual Culture at Illinois State University allows for the examination of those objects and images that have not fit into the traditional boundaries of art history. This degree program is intended to complement and take advantage of the fact that individuals in many different fields are already working within the bounds of visual culture.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar In Visual Culture

  • Critical Theory

  • Research Methodology

  • Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • present unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned. 
  • You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master's program.
  • Submit a statement of intent that explains your goals and interest in pursuing studies in visual culture.
  • Submit official copies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Submit at least three papers that illustrate your research and writing skills.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    26816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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