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Art History, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
As part of your studies you may work as a docent or help with an exhibit at the College’s Wellin Museum of Art, an acclaimed facility. With guidance from your professors, you may secure an internship at the nearby Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, home to an important American art collection, or in a great art city such as New York or Boston.
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Art history at Hamilton focuses on understanding the rich cultural and historical contexts in which art is created and experienced. Coursework covers a range of periods, cultures and critical approaches. The department’s links to Hamilton programs in history and culture will encourage students to make connections to other fields of critical inquiry.


Hamilton College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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:

  • Introduction to the History and Theory of Film. 
  • Differencing the Visible: Perspectives on African-American Art and the Black Historical Experience. 
  • Proseminar in Art History. 
  • Proseminar in Architectural History: Architecture as Political Communication. Arts and Cultures of Asia. 
  • Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic Arts of India. 
  • Courtier, Samurai, Priest and Chonin: The Arts of Japan. 
  • The World of Spanish Art: From the Alhambra to Guernica. 
  • Political Power and Cultural Authority: The Arts of China. 
  • Defining American Art. 
  • Art of Ancient Greece and Rome. 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Our professors work closely with students to help them find their voice, while fostering skills and relationships that last a lifetime. Our curriculum emphasizes critical reasoning, analysis and most importantly communication skills, so that upon graduation students pursue careers ranging from health care and law to business and government service. 
  • Hamilton prides itself on our supportive and opportunity-rich community. From chatting with professors over coffee to participating in the microfinance club, Hamilton students are actively engaged in and out of the classroom. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52250 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52250 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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