48 months
35515 USD/year
35515 USD/year
14542 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The University of Massachusetts Boston Boston Art & Art History Department offers a general major in Art leading to a BA. The faculty of the Art & Art History Department includes both scholars and professional artists, and the curriculum aims to combine their differing approaches to visual experience.


The creative/studio curriculum in the Art program from University of Massachusetts Boston provides a sound basis in creative process, in visual thinking, and in certain technical skills. Courses in art history explore the aesthetic attributes of art objects contextualized in history, culture, and religion. Students may elect to focus their studies in art history, or in studio, or they may chose to balance the two.

Goals and Objectives

As part of its commitment to maintain accreditation with NEASC and the DESE, the Art Program provides the highest quality instruction by fostering critical thinking and visual literacy. Graduates with the BA in Art from UMass Boston will:

  • Gain an understanding of basic studio and Art history concepts that will be evident in their work.
  • Gain an understanding of basic knowledge and concepts of Art history that will be evident in their studio and/or written work.
  • Explore studio experiences with traditional and contemporary media.
  • Gain knowledge of the technical and expressive possibilities of at least two media.
  • Acquire a depth of understanding and experience within a specific area of the Arts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Language of Art
  • Ancient and Medieval Art
  • Renaissance to Modern Art
  • Studies in the History of Art
  • Images of the Body
  • Architecture, Design, and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed UMass Boston online admission application
  • Application fee of $100
  • An official high school record, leaving certificate and/or graduation examination results or their notarized copies. All documents in foreign languages must be translated by a certified professional.
  • Academic recommendation letter (from a school-based counselor and/or teacher)
  • 500-word essay
  • Test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35515 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35515 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    35515 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35515 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14542 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14542 USD per year during 48 months.

Regional: $25,448/year

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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


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