What is the unique power of images, monuments, and buildings? Why are statues defaced or adored? Why do images provoke tears, veneration, arousal, or anger? How does the built environment inspire faith or signify home? These are some of the kinds questions that art historians investigate.
Art History is the systematic and critical investigation of how images, objects, and spaces shape and express the concerns of human societies. At its core is the study of human interaction with things that have been built, painted, carved, stitched, printed, photographed, filmed, manufactured, or digitally coded.
We are not only concerned with how and why images and objects came to be, but how they functioned within their specific cultures and continue to affect our world today. At Queen’s University, we explore art, material cultures, and the institutions of art in a global and multi-cultural context and through a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.
Art history students have unparalleled opportunities to study works of art first hand in the collections of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre on campus, through courses offered at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex, England, and in our unique Venice Summer School program
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Studies in the History of Prints and Drawings: The Quest for Colour
Studies in Italian Renaissance Art: A Material History of Italian Renaissance Sculpture
Studies in Modern Art: Bodies, Medicalized
Topics in Contemporary ArtI: Art, Pedagogy and Social Practice - Histories and Methods
Agnes Etherington Art Centre Practicum
- Directed Research in a Cultural Institution
- Directed Reading
- 24 months
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DisciplinesVisual Arts History Art History View 44 other Masters in Visual Arts in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A complete application must include official, up-to-date transcripts for all current and previous study the applicant has listed in the Academic Background section of the application.
- Transcripts in languages other than English or French must be accompanied by an English or French translation provided by the institution issuing the transcript.
- For applicants to research programs, two current academic recommendations are required from professors under whom the applicant has recently studied.
- Two Professional letters of recommendation can be submitted in support of applications to professional graduate programs.
- Proficiency in English is a prerequisite for admission
International12927 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12927 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National5773 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5773 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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