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Art History (Concentration in Museum Studies)

Virginia Commonwealth University

12 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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The mission of the graduate Art History (Concentration in Museum Studies) program at Virginia Commonwealth University is to equip students with requisite knowledge, skills and theoretical foundation to embark on successful careers in academia and/or museums.


The curriculum of the Art History (Concentration in Museum Studies) program at Virginia Commonwealth University provide students with a general background in the research methods and teachings of art history in preparation for careers in museums, collections care or arts organizations. It also prepares students for the more rigorous research demands of the Ph.D., which is the required degree for academic and curatorial careers.

Student learning outcomes

  • Students apply critical and analytical concepts, frameworks and methods.
  • Students contextualize scholarship in relationship to existing art historical/museological knowledge, discourse and/or debate.
  • Students demonstrate ability to translate art historical scholarship written in a language or languages relevant to their research.
  • Students conduct scholarly inquiry that makes a scholarly professional contribution.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Museum Collections
  • Historiography and Methodology of Art History
  • Writing Seminar
  • Art and Representation
  • Art History
  • Art History and Pedagogy
  • Early Modern Art
  • 19th-century Art
  • 20th-century Art

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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    25956 USD/year
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  • National

    25956 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 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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