history and theory of contemporary art masters curriculum

The full-time, four-semester MA program requires students to complete 45 units.

As a part of the curriculum, all MA students must attend the Graduate Lecture Series, which brings noted artists and critics to campus for lectures, discussions, and critiques.

Curriculum Requirements:

Methods and Theories of Art History
3
Global Perspectives of Modernity 3
Institutional Critique / Information 
Technologies Breadth Requirement
3
Research and Writing Colloquium 3
Art History Seminar Electives
9
Critical Studies Seminar Electives
6
Electives 9
Thesis 6
Collaborative Project 3
MA Intermediate Review 0
MA Final Review 0
MA Thesis Symposium 0
Graduate Lecture Series 0
Total 45

Sample Schedule

Semester 1

Global Perspectives of Modernity 3
Methods and Theories of Art History
3
Art History Seminar Elective 3
Critical Studies Seminar Elective 3
Graduate Lecture Series 0

Semester 2

Institutional Critique / Information 
Technologies Breadth Requirement
3
Research and Writing Colloquium
3
Art History Seminar Elective
3
Collaborative Project or Elective
3
Graduate Lecture Series 0

Semester 3

Art History Seminar Electives or 
Critical Studies Seminar Electives 
6
Thesis 3
MA Intermediate Review 0
Graduate Lecture Series 0

Semester 4

Art History Seminar Elective or 
Critical Studies Seminar Elective
3
Elective 3
Thesis 3
Collaborative Project 3
MA Final Review 0
MA Thesis Symposium 0
Graduate Lecture Series 0
Total 45