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42 Master Programs in Art History 2021

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.  The master in Art History encourages students and develops skills to understand the historical context of art works, to have a critical analysis, and be able to do inte… Read more

A masters is the first level of graduate coursework and can be obtained after you receive a bachelor’s degree. Earning a masters usually requires two years of full-time study, which amounts to 36 to 54 semester credits.

The master in Art History encourages students and develops skills to understand the historical context of art works, to have a critical analysis, and be able to do interpretive reading of both works of art and academic texts.

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Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Arts and Culture: Art History is a unique curatorial program, with a combination of historical and theoretical depth. The faculty of our masters is specialized in th ... +

The MA in Arts and Culture: Art History is a unique curatorial program, with a combination of historical and theoretical depth. The faculty of our masters is specialized in the fields of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, Northern Renaissance and Baroque art, including pre-modern globalization, the art of the Enlightenment, twentieth-century art, art criticism, new media, and materials and techniques. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Birmingham, United Kingdom

The MA in Art History and Curating is one of the few postgraduate programmes in the country that offers you the opportunity to work in a team with academic and museum professi ... +

The MA in Art History and Curating is one of the few postgraduate programmes in the country that offers you the opportunity to work in a team with academic and museum professionals to develop a curatorial project such as a public exhibition. Current exhibition partners include the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, in a unique partnership with the Royal Collection Trust, and Grand Union, an Arts Council England Portfolio organisation, working with contemporary artists. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Contemporary Art History focuses on visual, process-based, and digital art from the 1960s until today. This specialization trains you as an art historian who is equipped to ta ... +

Contemporary Art History focuses on visual, process-based, and digital art from the 1960s until today. This specialization trains you as an art historian who is equipped to tackle this complex but fascinating field. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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Utrecht, Netherlands

Our specialised and intensive Master's programme immerses you in traditional and innovative approaches to the history of art.

Our specialised and intensive Master's programme immerses you in traditional and innovative approaches to the history of art. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Glasgow, United Kingdom

This Masters programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to studying the history of collecting and collections from an international perspective. In particular, it focuses ... +

This Masters programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to studying the history of collecting and collections from an international perspective. In particular, it focuses on the trajectory of artefacts through time and space and their historical legacy. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Medford, USA

The master’s program in Art History is designed to provide a broad historical and theoretical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinking and ... +

The master’s program in Art History is designed to provide a broad historical and theoretical understanding of the visual arts, in addition to developing critical thinking and methodological skills. Students engage these issues through course work, seminars independent research, and teaching experience. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Lugano, Switzerland +1 More

The Master in History and Theory of Art and Architecture (MSTAA) includes both the study of the history of architecture and art history. It is a complete Master with the aim o ... +

The Master in History and Theory of Art and Architecture (MSTAA) includes both the study of the history of architecture and art history. It is a complete Master with the aim of reversing the growing marginalization of architecture art history studies. At the same time, the study of architecture and art history in various times in history (the middle ages, the modern age, and the contemporary age) is complemented by in-depth studies on the theory and criticism of architecture, artistic literature, the history and practice of restoration (with moments of activity in the field), museology and digital humanities with an eye towards other artistic and cultural expressions (photography, cinema, theatre, literature). Practical workshops and internships in affiliated institutions complete the Master's training offer. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English, Italian
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Through studying art theories and collections, curatorial practice, art projects, entrepreneurial initiatives, and professional training, MACAH offers students multiple perspe ... +

Through studying art theories and collections, curatorial practice, art projects, entrepreneurial initiatives, and professional training, MACAH offers students multiple perspectives to explore and engage in the development of art and cultural landscapes in Hong Kong, Asia and beyond. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Madrid, Spain

The aim of the Master's Degree in History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture is to train specialists and researchers trained both for the historical and critical analysis ... +

The aim of the Master's Degree in History of Contemporary Art and Visual Culture is to train specialists and researchers trained both for the historical and critical analysis of the most recent artistic evolution and for the application of these capacities to cultural production and management. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Maastricht, Netherlands

In the Master's Arts, Culture and Heritage * you will study the concepts of art, culture and cultural heritage as expressions of culture in the past and present.

In the Master's Arts, Culture and Heritage * you will study the concepts of art, culture and cultural heritage as expressions of culture in the past and present. -
MA
Full-time
English, Dutch
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Richardson, USA

The intensive 16-month program is designed as a rigorous, immersive experience for the most motivated students, preparing graduates for top doctoral programs or arts careers. ... +

The intensive 16-month program is designed as a rigorous, immersive experience for the most motivated students, preparing graduates for top doctoral programs or arts careers. The master’s program introduces students to a global history of art by way of close engagement with artworks held in collections throughout Dallas and Fort Worth. -
MA
Full-time
16 months
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Toronto, Canada

Offering students a compelling array of perspectives to investigate and assess the ever-shifting worlds of contemporary art, design, and new media art. OCAD University’s MA in ... +

Offering students a compelling array of perspectives to investigate and assess the ever-shifting worlds of contemporary art, design, and new media art. OCAD University’s MA in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories are unique in Canada in its focus on contemporary art, design and media production and theory. In this interdisciplinary program, you’ll engage with contemporary issues and works, while drawing on theoretical frameworks, historical contexts, and creative precedents that have shaped today’s visual and critical landscape. Program facilities are located in the heart of Toronto’s arts and culture district, in close proximity to the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Design Exchange, the Textile Museum of Canada, the Gardiner Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, and the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Rome, Italy

John Cabot University’s MA in Art History guides students toward professional mastery of the materials and methods of art history with an emphasis on first-hand research in th ... +

John Cabot University’s MA in Art History guides students toward professional mastery of the materials and methods of art history with an emphasis on first-hand research in the museums, monuments, and archaeological sites of Rome. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
15 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The MLitt in Art History offers a diverse range of subject areas, from early medieval art and architecture to contemporary performance art; modules address major themes and co ... +

The MLitt in Art History offers a diverse range of subject areas, from early medieval art and architecture to contemporary performance art; modules address major themes and concepts that connect different periods of art history. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
06 Sep 2021
11 Aug 2021
Campus
 
London, United Kingdom

A Masters from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology provides students with expertise in the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle Ea ... +

A Masters from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology provides students with expertise in the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our postgraduates progress to work in arts, culture and heritage roles, including in galleries, museums, archives, conservation, publishing and arts administration. The large portfolio of transferable skills they acquire enables them to forge careers in a range of other fields across the world. Our Master's programmes are also an excellent foundation for MPhil/PhD research. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
27 Sep 2021
Campus