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Art History, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The Art History program at Manhattan College examines visual culture from the ancient world to today in a historical and socio-economic context. It draws upon many fields, across many time periods and places. Art historians analyze materials, organize ideas, and write and speak persuasively about representational issues.
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Where better to study Art History than in one of the greatest art centers in the world: New York City. Whether you are looking for an internship or inspiration on a personal project, at Manhattan College you will have access to world-class museums and galleries including:

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Guggenheim Museum
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • The International Center of Photography
  • Chelsea and Brooklyn galleries
  • The Whitney Museum
  • The Morgan Library & Museum
  • The New Museum of Contemporary Art
  • The Brooklyn Museum

There is also a growing art presence on campus that you can be a part of. A great place to start is in the Performing Arts & Visual Culture residence community. You will live in a residence hall with other students who enjoy the arts and get to know the community’s faculty adviser. As a group, you will visit galleries and art studios, enjoy on-campus art workshops and talk about what interests you.

You can turn your passion for art into a profession. Being able to study and interpret images is a valuable skill in every subject area. Employers are in need of people who can write and speak persuasively about how things are visually represented. A minor in art history is also a great option if your major is English, psychology, communication, modern languages, philosophy, history, sociology, marketing or even civil engineering.

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 included:

  • Fine Art Elective
  • Roots: Art.
  • Roots:Art -1st Year Seminar
  • Art of Digital Photography
  • Digital Drawing
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Introduction to World Art
  • Monasticism and the Arts
  • Art & Architecture of Renaissance Italy

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.4

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.4 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

  • 1. Official High School Transcript
  • 2. SAT and/or ACT Scores: Critical reading and math sections of the SAT are reviewed during the admissions process.
  • 3. Recommendation Letter: One letter of recommendation from a teacher or guidance counselor is required. You may submit up to three academic letters. 
  • 4. Personal Essay: You must submit a brief personal statement or college essay. This essay should be roughly 500 words.
  • 5. $75 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • 6.International students whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency by submitting official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)  or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    40400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 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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