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Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Middletown, CT, United States
The discipline of art history is object-based cultural history. It is founded on the premise that artifacts embody, reflect, and shape the beliefs and values of the persons who made, commissioned, and used them. 
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Overview

But since these objects can only be fully understood within the social, economic, political, and religious contexts in which they were produced and used, art history further requires the critical analysis and interpretation of other historical sources to illuminate these contexts. These other sources can include written texts, archival documents, archaeology, and oral history, as well as other art forms such as music and dance. Art history, therefore, is inherently interdisciplinary.

The discipline of art history is object-based cultural history. It is founded on the premise that artifacts embody, reflect, and shape the beliefs and values of the persons who made, commissioned, and used them. Unlike exclusively text-based historical disciplines, art history documents and interprets changes in human society by taking works of art and other objects of material culture as its primary sources.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • The Art and Archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England
  • Pyramids and Funeral Pyres: Death and the Afterlife in Greece and Egypt
  • Italian Art and Architecture of the 16th Century
  • The Pre-Columbian World: 100 Objects
  • Introduction to European Avant-Garde, 1880-1940
  • Artists Design Exhibitions
  • Art After 1945
  • Seeing a Bigger Picture: Integrating Environmental History and Visual Studies
  • Goddesses and Heroines: Images of Women in the Art of China and Taiwan
  • Empire and Erotica: Indian Painting, 1100-1900
  • Duty, Power, Pleasure, Release: Key Themes in Classical Indian Thought
  • The Mountains in the History of Art

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

  • Completed Common Application, including Wesleyan’s member-specific questions
  • Secondary School Report and official high school transcript(s)
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-year Grade Report
  • Two Teacher Evaluations—applicants are encouraged to submit one teacher recommendation from a humanities and social science teacher and one from a math or science teacher
  • $55 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver
  • Interviews – Not required, but highly recommended as they allow exchange of information between student and University.
  • Supplemental Materials – Pieces of work that are relevant for the music, theatre or visual arts programs shall be submitted only when applying for such bachelors or masters degrees.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50942 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    52174 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52174 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Middletown

  • 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.

Funding

Student Loans:

  • First Year: $3,500
  • Sophomore: $4,500
  • Junior: $5,500
  • Senior: $5,500

Federal Perkins Loan:

  • 5% fixed interest
  • Ten-year repayment begins nine months after graduation.
  • Deferments are granted while you are in college and for graduate or professional study or for economic hardship as defined by the Department of Education.

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