• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Art History and Visual Studies program at the University of Kentucky offers two distinct tracks for undergraduate majors and minors, designed to help students prepare for the many career choices available to students pursuing a degree in one of the richest and most diverse fields in the humanities.
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The Art History and Visual Studies program at the University of Kentucky offers two distinct tracks for undergraduate majors: Art History focuses on the development of the visual arts, particularly on the histories of “high” or “fine” art within a broad liberal arts tradition. 

Visual Studies offers majors a broad interdisciplinary selection of courses and methodologies from the arts, design, humanities, social sciences, and sciences to study the uses to which people put the visual and the place of the visual within the context of diverse cultures and within a global context. 

Students of Art History & Visual Studies will graduate with valuable, marketable skills to include visual analysis, critical writing and thinking and a sophisticated understanding of the increasingly visual culture we all live and work in. 

Majors are encouraged to pursue internship opportunities to gain further experience in the field. Students have undertaken internships on-campus at the UK Art Museum and in nationally-recognized institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.


  • CuratingTeaching
  • Arts management
  • Gallery Director
  • Publishing
  • Art journalism

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Renaissance to Modern Art
  • Introduction to Visual Studies 
  • World Art Before 1400
  • Two-Dimensional Surface 
  • Three-Dimensional Form
  • Drawing
  • Introduction to Digital Art, Space and Time

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Complete UK International Application for Undergraduate Admission or Common Application
  • Application processing fee (non-refundable)
  • Copy of passport
  • Official transcripts in English
  • Bank Statement 
  • Submit Sponsor Guarantee Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30680 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30680 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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