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Art - Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greenville, SC, United States
The Art - Art History curriculum at Furman University is designed to provide students with a broad overview of art history and with a deeper understanding of particular areas and periods within it. 
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Overview

Art - Art History students at Furman University learn how to read images, place them in their historical context, and analyze how meaning is made through visual texts. We foster the study of art chronologically, globally, and thematically—promoting flexibility in approach and method.

We emphasize experiential opportunities for Art History students, facilitating independent learning and internships with regional and national collections. With local partners, many courses include curatorial and museum-studies components, offering an insight into potential career trajectories. Many courses are open to students with few pre-requisites, allowing students to complement their major coursework with training in the interpretation of art, architecture, and visual culture. Indeed, the skills of observation, analysis, and communication that form the basis of every Art History class are relevant well beyond the study of art.

Students are also encouraged to spend a semester abroad in order to immerse themselves in the art and architecture of another culture. Furman’s study away programs are located throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and Asia.

Career Opportunities

Our alumni are highly sought-after in all fields of art, from graphic design to art history.

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:

  • History of Western Art I
  • History of Western Art II
  • Art Criticism
  • Visual Language I
  • Visual Language II

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    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:

    6.5

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.6 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

  • Choose an application plan
  • All students may complete and submit the Common Application online. There is a $50 application fee
  • Submit your school report
  • Submit your high school transcript - A strong college preparatory course of study is essential. At minimum, it must include four years of English, algebra I and II, geometry, three years of social studies, at least three years of natural sciences, and two years of the same foreign language
  • Participate in an Optional Interview
  • Submit standardized test scores (optional) - The Admission Committee believes that your potential for success cannot be determined solely by standardized test scores
  • Schedule an interview if you are home-schooled (only for national students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greenville

  • 1083 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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