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Art History, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #156 (QS) , MN,
The Art History Discipline at Morris is rooted in the investigation of artists and their work, as well as the contexts and forces that shape them. By exploring the artworks and artifacts of other periods, you come face to face with other cultures and civilizations in a visual way. 


  • Art history offers the keys to unlock a mystifying artwork or a fascinating moment in history, combined with the rewards of examining some of the most beautiful creations ever made by human hands.
  • Given art history's dynamic intersections with such fields as anthropology, history, philosophy, psychology, studio art, literature, and languages, it is not only a quintessential liberal arts major, but it allows many of our students to successfully double-major.
  • By teaching visual literacy, the art history curriculum prepares all students to critically analyze works of art, architecture, and other forms of material culture, allowing them to become more knowledgeable interpreters of the visual world in which we live.
  •  In-depth research projects allow majors and minors to not only synthesize existing scholarship, but also to formulate and articulate their own ideas. Research, teaching, and administrative assistantships, in addition to museum or gallery internships, allow art history students to further engage with the field and gain invaluable practical experience.

The purposes of the art history curriculum are:

  • To develop students' understanding of a variety of historical traditions and methods of interpretation in the visual arts.
  •  To develop and improve students' ability to analyze and interpret works of art through oral and written means.
  •  To help students discover the rich and complex relationship of art to other aspects of culture.
  • To encourage students to have direct contact with art by means of studio art courses, class field trips and assignments, gallery 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Ancient to Medieval Art
  •  Renaissance to Modern Art 
  •  Interpreting the Visual World: An Introduction to Art History 
  • Art and Archaeology of Ancient Greece

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English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

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

  • Students are required to complete 2 semester(s) of any second language. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
  • No grades below C- are allowed. Courses may not be taken S-N unless offered S-N only.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.

      Tuition Fee

      • International

        14170 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 14170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
      • National

        14170 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 14170 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
      • In-State

        12142 USD/year
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 12142 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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      Living costs for Morris

      • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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