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Fine Arts and Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #198 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
Students study the visual arts to develop art literacy and critical-thinking skills. George Washington University's Fine Arts and Art History program, part of the arts and humanities discipline in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, is enhanced by the University’s proximity to and partnerships with world-class art museums and libraries.

About

The Department of Fine Arts and Art History at George Washington University seeks to interweave creative expression, art theory, and history. We challenge our students to think beyond the classroom, to interpret the arts within a broader visual culture, treating the classroom as a testing ground for their ideas. The strong partnership between the Fine Arts and Art History promotes our critical approach, which is grounded in both contemporary and historical concerns.

Undergraduate and graduate students have a range of options for studying the visual and creative arts and for developing visual literacy as well as critical, analytic, and research skills. The Department offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Fine Arts, Art History, or a combination of the two as well as a Master of Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Art History. Several combined degrees are available as well, allowing students to pursue their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in an accelerated program. 

Our Expertise

Corcoran students are encouraged to find their own direction within the diverse expertise included in the school. From performance-based to studio arts and historical to contemporary practices, students will learn a variety of strategies for creativity in our classrooms, through our exhibits, in our city and with our faculty.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Art History I: Art Now, Contemporary Perspectives in the Visual Arts
  • Intro to the Arts in America
  • History of Decorative Arts: European Heritage
  • American Architecture 
  • History of Photography
  • South Asian Art

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56845 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56845 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56845 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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