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Art - Art History and Visual Culture

San José State University

12 months
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7176 USD/year
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About

The Art - Art History and Visual Culture MA program from San José State University offers a broad education in art history, including preparation for a Ph.D. degree program. 

Overview

The Art - Art History and Visual Culture MA program from San José State University prepares students for a graduate library degree with specialization in art history, as well training for a variety of positions including community college professor, researcher, museum curator, arts administrator, conservator, and visual resources librarian. 

Our program is especially strong in modern and contemporary art, architecture and design, and the art of the Renaissance. We also feature a variety of special-topic courses such as Art and Architecture of Islam, History of Photography, German Art, and “Fashionology.” Students have the opportunity to study with experts in these fields and to work within a dynamic department that includes a strong M.F.A. program located in the heart of Silicon Valley. 

Graduates with Art, Concentration in Art History and Visual Culture from San José State University will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge (visual recognition and identification) of significant artworks and of the canon of historical periods customary in Western and Non-Western traditions.
  • Demonstrate increasing skills of visual analysis appropriate to describing and explaining artworks from a variety of historical contexts.
  • Demonstrate the writing and research skills necessary for the accurate and complete investigation and communication of art historical information.
  • Demonstrate a theoretical, historiographic, and professional understanding of the discipline of Art History and apply this understanding to explaining and solving research problems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ancient Art
  • Medieval Art
  • Renaissance Art
  • Baroque Art
  • Nineteenth Century Art
  • Twentieth Century Art
  • Oriental Art
  • Historiography
  • Myth and Symbol

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
  • A 2.5 institutional GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full time study.
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended.
  • English Language Proficiency Exam
  • International Coursework and Degrees
  • Submit U.S./Canada Transcripts
  • Submit Test Scores
  • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
  • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Submit Copy of Current Passport
  • Submit Copy of Current Visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.

Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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