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Modern and Contemporary Art History

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

12 months
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1798 USD/credit 53940 USD/year
1798 USD/credit 53940 USD/year
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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 Modern and Contemporary Art History department's full-time faculty at School of the Art Institute of Chicago 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.

Learning outcomes

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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • SAIC requires applicants to apply online. Filing an online application requires a valid credit card and a current email address. You may apply to up to three programs with one application and fee. If you are applying to either the MFA in Studio or the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Studio you may select up to three departments of entry.
  • Applications must be submitted prior to 11:00 p.m. (CST) on the appropriate deadline. When you click the "submit" button on the Graduate Application form, you will be prompted to enter credit card information to pay the application fee. Your application form is not fully submitted until you have entered your credit card information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1798 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    53940 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1798 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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