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Art History and Visual Studies

12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
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The University of Kentucky's Art History and Visual Studies program is predominately devoted to modern and contemporary art and visual culture, viewed from both Western and non-Western perspectives. 


The University of Kentucky's Art History and Visual Studies program also offers broad foundational courses in early world art, post-medieval Western art, and visual studies.  Majors may choose been two different tracks depending on the students' interests - Art History or Visual Studies.  

The Art History track is designed for students whose primary interest is the study of the traditional high art cultures in Western and non-Western societies.  The degree typically prepares students for careers in museums and galleries, and as educators.  Students in this track often go on to pursue graduate work in art history.


Visual perception is essential to success in many careers. The ability to accurately observe the visual world and articulate its meaning are valuable skills in a broad range of fields including law, medicine, information technology, education, and museum work. Art History & Visual Studies (AVHS) majors are trained to develop astute observational tools that help them better analyze our image-rich world.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • African Art and Its Global Impact 
  • Studies in African Arts
  • Asian Art and Culture
  • The Arts as Soft Power: The Japanese Tea Ceremony 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV (Word document or PDF upload)
  • Personal Statement
  • Writing sample
  • GRE
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 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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