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Modern and Contemporary Art History

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

M.A.
24 months
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1730 USD/credit
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About

The Master of Arts (MA) in Modern and Contemporary Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a two-year, 36-credit masters program specializing in modern and contemporary art in its international contexts. 

Overview

The department's full-time faculty are the core faculty for the MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History graduate program. Faculty are widely published, internationally recognized experts in fields including conceptual, performance, new media, and other emerging art practices, and in design and architectural history. Research specialties cover Europe, North America, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Chicago is a world-class city with a vibrant art scene. MA students have access to major cultural institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, its Modern Wing, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and numerous artist-run galleries and community-based organizations in the city's independent art scene.

Students conduct research at SAIC's libraries and research centers, including the John M. Flaxman Library, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries of the Art Institute of Chicago, Video Data Bank, Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection, Fashion Resource Center, Roger Brown Study Collection, and the Gene Siskel Film Center.

In addition, SAIC attracts numerous visiting artists, historians, and critics, creating opportunities for students to interact and network with scholars from the field. The department hosts a number of visiting art historians every year, most notably through its annual Norma U. Lifton Lecture and Art History End-of-Year Lecture.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Top: Mess Cult Criticism 
  • Museum Education Graduate Scholars Seminar 
  • acticum 
  • Theories of Things: Art, Design and Object 
  • Tracking and Pricing Provenance 
  • Methods in Contemporary Art History 
  • Mean Moms and Other Feminist Strategies 
  • Critical Terms in Modern Architecture 
  • Critical Terms in Modern Architecture 
  • How To ae A Neoliberal Artist

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
100
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).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

Admissions Requirements:

  • Completed Online Application
  • Nonrefundable Application Fee: 90$ (Application fees will be discounted by 50% through December 1.)
  • Official College Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • ePortfolio
  • Interviews
  • Résumé

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1730 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1730 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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