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Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Art History program of Loyola Marymount University exposes students to diverse artistic traditions, providing a full understanding of the historical, religious, theoretical, and cultural context of works of art and visual culture. In addition, LMU's small class sizes and commitment to individual attention help students develop advanced research, writing and critical thinking skills. The Art History Program takes advantage of the vibrant arts community in Los Angeles by introducing its numerous cultural resources in coursework.

Art History majors and minors will be equipped to work in a variety of professions thanks to the philosophical, ethical, social, and historical training they receive.

The training that students receive in art history prepares them for both future study and a multitude of career options. Our graduates have gone on to graduate study at the top programs worldwide, have found employment at major museums and galleries, and have pursued careers in business, law, and entertainment.

Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in Art History should be able to:

  • Demonstrate that they comprehend historical contexts for diverse artistic traditions.
  • Exhibit knowledge of the impact of diverse cultural contexts on the production and understanding of artistic traditions.

Students majoring in Art History should know:

  • Method for analyzing works of visual culture, art and architecture within their appropriate historical, social, religious and philosophical contexts
  • How to think critically and articulate clear ideas about visual culture, art and architecture and their historical and contemporary significance
  • The necessary research and writing skills to formulate and articulate meaningful statements and documents on visual culture, art and architecture

Students majoring in Art History are presented with the opportunity to value:

  • The aesthetic, theoretical, and historical properties of works of visual culture, art and architecture.
  • The power of visual culture to communicate deep human ideas and emotions.

Career Opportunities & Job Titles

The skills and abilities developed through a major in Art History serve as the building blocks for a wide range of occupations and career paths.

  • Curator (public institutions or private collector)
  • Archivist
  • Publisher
  • Grants Specialist
  • Collections Manager/Consultant
  • Antiques Dealer
  • Museum Director/Education Coordinator
  • Conservator/Restorer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Gallery Director
  • Exhibition Specialist
  • Arts Consultant
  • Arts Programmer
  • Preservation Officer
  • Librarian
  • Arts Writer/Reporter/Critic Preservation Agency Curator Officer
  • Art Therapist

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:

  • Western Art
  • Art and Society: Early Christian to Early Modern
  • Modernism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • 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

  • Common Application and LMU Supplement
  • International students are not required to submit the SAT or ACT to complete their application to LMU
  • Provide Proof of English Proficiency
  • Submit Transcripts
  • Submit a letter of recommendation with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52553 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52553 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

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