Art History

Texas Christian University

29340 USD/year
29340 USD/year
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The School of Art offers the Master of Arts in Art History. This graduate program enables students to gain a deeper understanding of the history of art, its objects and its methods. 


An integral component of this program, which sets it apart from many others, is "the museum experience": the opportunity to study in art museums and work with museum professionals. Centering on the art object, the program allows students to expand their knowledge of the historical, stylistic and theoretical dimensions of the visual arts, while having the practical experience of working directly with art objects and in museums with professional staffs.
Students participate in courses that utilize the resources of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Kimbell Art Museum, and serve internships in these and other art museums. Graduates are prepared to engage in work at the Ph.D. level and pursue careers in the teaching and art museum professions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Art 1913 to the Present 
  • Art of the Aztecs 
  • Gender in Mesoamerican Art 
  • The Aztec, Maya, and Olmec: Ancient Mesoamerican Art 
  • Maya Art and Architecture 
  • Early Italian Renaissance Art 
  • High and Late Italian Renaissance Art 
  • Northern Renaissance Painting: Van Eyck - Bruegel 
  • 17th Century Italian and Spanish Art 
  • Drawing as Artistic Invention 
  • Modern Art I: Romantic classicism to Impressionism 
  • Modern Art II: Post-Impressionism to Surrealism 
  • Picasso: Artist of the Century 
  • 17th Century Flemish-Dutch Painting 
  • Special Topics in Art History 
  • Art Since 1945 
  • Modern Architecture 
  • History of the Print 
  • History of Photography 
  • Approaches to the Art Object

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IELTS or TOEFL needed


60 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A personal statement of no more than 250 words describing the applicant's academic and professional objectives

  • A writing sample that demonstrates art history research skills, not to exceed 20 pages in length

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • GRE General Test scores

Tuition Fee

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