48 months
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
620 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
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The study of Art History is not simply about memorizing artists and artworks; rather, it is a lens through which we look to analyse the broader trends of history in general. Art History from The City University of New York is the study of the objects built, or events performed or filmed, specifically to express visually a culture’s ideas, inspirations, aspirations and values. 


As an Art History major at Queens College from The City University of New York, students will be exposed to art and artifacts across a broad array of time periods and geographic regions. The Art History major provides a general introduction: to the techniques, principles, and theory of art making; to the broader cultural significance of the arts in an increasingly global society; and to the history of human artistic expression across the globe and throughout time. 

Art History at QC is global and provides an opportunity to study the visual arts of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, from the Stone Age to today. It is multi‐disciplinary and students explore art and history, archaeology, religion, philosophy, sociology, anthropology.

What to do with an Art History degree from Queens College?

The possibilities are endless and rewarding. Art History majors learn the importance of “attention to detail” so common in many job advertisements. The arts are visual and we look to learn. More specifically, students develop the critical thinking, visual analysis and writing skills necessary for today’s job market and our contemporary image‐saturated culture. A degree in art history prepares students for a variety of career options. 

Art History is the foundation for: teaching of the arts in K‐12 schools; local, state and federal arts administration; public and private art and cultural museums; libraries and community centers; publishing and journalism in the arts; and art conservation and historic building preservation. Art History prepares students for careers in architecture, landscape architecture, and advertising.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • History of Western Art
  • Survey of Ancient Art
  • Survey of Medieval Art
  • Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
  • Art of Ancient Egypt
  • Renaissance Art and the Birth of Modernity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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international: Ongoing rolling admissions


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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • English requirement: a minimum TOEFL of 500.
  • Apply to Queens College through the online CUNY application system.
  • Once your application is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter from Queens College.
  • After acceptance, apply for your I-20 Visa through the Office of International Students and Scholars.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 620 USD per credit during 48 months.


  • Full-time $3,465/semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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