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Visual and Critical Studies

California College of the Arts

24 months
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31950 USD/year
31950 USD/year
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About

Think and write critically about the arts to illuminate the interplay between social and visual systems. We offer a master degree in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts. 

Overview

Our two-year Visual and Critical Studies graduate program at California College of the Arts trains artists, critics, and scholars to write professionally about today’s intricate visual landscape. 

Key Features 

  • Our rigorous curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study, historical grounding, social and political analysis, and the craft of critical writing. 
  • You’ll learn to investigate a broad range of media and present criticism in straightforward language, so art theory can be accessible to everyone.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methodologies 
  • Strategies for Visual and Critical Studies
  • VCS Topics
  • Identity, Difference, and Power
  • Voices

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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).
7.5
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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

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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).
7.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application and $70 nonrefundable application fee
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Unofficial college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)
  • Portfolio
  • Personal essay

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31950 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    31950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31950 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oakland

1055 - 1962 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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