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Art History, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Kutztown, PA, United States
Art History teaches you to see the world from a whole new perspective. It explores the visual cultures of diverse peoples, places, and times. The study of Art History will change the way you look not only at paintings and sculpture but also pop culture, advertisements and any visual phenomenon. Art History is more than the History of Art. It’s a way to look at the world.
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The Bachelor of Arts in Art History affords students the unique opportunity to study the discipline of Art History through traditional academic means as well as through professional settings provided by internships, field trips, and visiting artists and scholars. Kutztown University's proximity to major art centers, such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., as well as regional cultural destinations enable students' experiences with art to extend beyond the classroom. A major in Art History will prepare you for career opportunities related to cultural tourism, as well as work in museums, galleries, and more.

The Minor in Art History program requires completion of 18 credit hours of art history, including three credits earned through an internship. The Art History minor enhances degrees awarded for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in various visual arts programs, the Bachelor of Science in Art Educaiton and it complements bachelor's degrees in related disciplines in humanities and social sciences, such as literature, history, anthropology, psychology and others.

Sample Career Options

  • Art Historian
  • Museum/Gallery Curator
  • Registrar
  • Art Critic
  • Arts Administrator
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Writer/Editor
  • Art Conservation and Restoration
  • Museum Marketing and Public Relations
  • Art Law and Law Enforcement
  • Art Consultant

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Student learning outcomes: ​

  • Critically evaluate cultural artifacts according to the principles of Formal Analysis.

  • Employ the language of Art History to communicate effectively.

  • Apply diverse critical methodologies to the analysis of cultural artifacts.

  • Execute a professional-quality art historical research project.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the admissions application. If you need to update or edit information on the application, please contact the Office of Admissions.
  • Pay the non-refundable $35 application fee. KU subscribes to the College Board and NACAC fee waiver programs.
  • Send an official high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. GED results must be sent directly from the Department of Education.
  • Submit SAT or ACT test scores. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5990 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5990 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7986 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3993 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Kutztown

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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