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Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #380 (QS) Winston-Salem, NC, United States
Art History at Wake Forest University is the study of works of art—broadly defined—in their historical context. Art historians study visual culture—everything from city planning and major architectural monuments, to painting, sculpture, prints and drawings, to film and popular visual culture.
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Art History at Wake Forest University is interdisciplinary by its nature: we look to political history, religion, economics, and many other fields to help explain works of art and the motivations of the artists who made them.

Our faculty are specialists in most periods of European art, American visual culture, contemporary art, and Islamic and south Asian art and architecture. We also offer broad surveys of Western Art, World Art, and the History of Architecture. More advanced students can take seminars in specialized topics and Issues in Art History. 


What can you do with an art history major?  Lots of things! Working in art museums and galleries or teaching in college might be the first things that come to mind, but there are many other options. Art history combines well with many other fields in the liberal arts, including history, religious studies, anthropology, economics, and chemistry. Because you learn to interpret visual and verbal information, it’s good training for a career in law, and because works of art are also good investments, there are opportunities in business.

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:

  • History of Western Art
  • The History of World Architecture
  • History of Prints
  • The Arts of Medieval Spain
  • High Renaissance and Mannerist Art
  • Issues in Art History
  • Classics of World Cinema
  • History of Prints

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • International student applicants are required to submit a $65 application fee.
  • Certified transcripts are required from each secondary school, college or university attended. A record of at least four years of schooling is needed in order to evaluate the application. 
  • All international students whose first language is not English are required to submit either a TOEFL or an IELTS score. The official score reports should be sent directly to Wake Forest from the testing institutions.
  • Wake Forest does not require applicants to submit an SAT or ACT score in the admissions application. If submitting scores, score reports must be sent directly from the testing organizations.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57760 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Winston-Salem

  • 864 - 1410 USD/month
    Living Costs

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