48 months
55224 USD/year
55224 USD/year
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The Art History major at Santa Clara University offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary course of study that reaches deep into the past and across the world. Through small, discussion-based classes, you’ll hone your analytical, research, writing, and presentation skills. You’ll also take at least two studio courses as part of the major to help you understand the creative process.


If you are drawn to gallery art, we offer a Special Topics course where students organize an entire exhibition from start to finish. All Art History majors complete a capstone project, most often a research paper prepared with the guidance of our faculty.

You will get a chance to present your best work at the Annual Bay Area Undergraduate Art History at Santa Clara University Research Symposium at the renowned de Young Museum in San Francisco. And the de Saisset Museum on campus hosts an Annual Art History Student Research Symposium and Research Paper Prize for majors.

Learning Outcomes

Their majors often pursue graduate study as well as jobs in arts administration for museums, galleries, and other professional, commercial, or community arts organizations. The knowledge and skills developed in Art History courses also offer an excellent preparation for careers in business, communication, education, government, and law.


Santa Clara University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Various academic and other programs within the University are also accredited by specific accrediting bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Photography in the United States
  • Women's Work: American Women in the Visual Arts
  • Basic Drawing
  • Two-Dimensional Design
  • Basic Painting/ Painting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • If you are applying as a first-year or transfer student, review those sections, as most of the steps you'll take are the same as other applicants. 
  • You'll use the Common Application and need to review our recommended courses to complete before applying. You'll need to decide if you want to apply Early or Regular Decision. And you’ll need to select one of our schools to apply to.
  • Beyond that, we require additional information from you regarding English proficiency and financial status. And, once you’ve been admitted, we can help you with your visa application process.

Tuition Fee

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    55224 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 55224 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Santa Clara

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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