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MA in History of Art and Architecture

MA in History of Art and Architecture

Boston University

Charles River Campus, Boston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree MA
  • Study Level Masters

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The MA program in History of Art & Architecture provides a scholarly grounding in the history of art, architecture, and material culture. Students are exposed to a broad range of methods and materials by a diverse, collegial faculty. The rigor and global reach of the curriculum are reinforced by the required Comprehensive Examination. Offering a foundation for a career either in academia or the museum world, to which the Department of History of Art & Architecture has unusually strong links, our program is intended to nurture independent inquiry. Applicants must have completed a two-semester survey course and three additional courses in history of art and architecture as well as two years of college-level work in a modern foreign language. Eight courses (32 credits) are required. Five of these eight courses must be distributed among the following 11 areas of concentration, including at least one Western and one non-Western course, and including at least one colloquium and one graduate seminar: Ancient Medieval Renaissance Baroque and Eighteenth-Century American Latin American Modern Asian African Islamic Other non-Western Of the three other courses, two may be in areas other than art history with the permission of the director of graduate studies. Specialized track options are available for students who wish to focus on Asian art and architecture or the history of architecture.