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Art History, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
Courses in Art History at Queen's University give students an opportunity to study a broad range of topics including the castles and cathedrals of Europe, technical and scientific approaches to the study of art, the Renaissance and the global Baroque, Indigenous arts of North America and abroad, the history of photography, contemporary and digital art, and curatorial/heritage management.

Overview

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 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

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General Requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14898 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14898 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7108 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7108 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
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