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Visual Studies and Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Harrison, NY, United States
In the Visual Studies and Art History program from Manhattanville College you’ll study art and architecture in their historical contexts - not only as aesthetic statements, but also as documents of culture.
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Art history is an interdisciplinary field that examines the cultural, religious, political, literary, technological, and economic circumstances within which works of art are produced. With New York City just a half-hour away, you’ll have the opportunity to see many of the works you study in person – and get the chance to conduct research and hold internships at world-class museums, historical societies, galleries, libraries, and auction houses in New York City, Westchester County, and Connecticut.

In addition to learning about artistic expression and production in a variety of time periods and genres, our Visual Studies and Art History program from Manhattanville College offers both majors and minors the opportunity to broaden horizons through in-depth study of world cultures, develop sophisticated writing and research skills through writing-intensive seminars, become confident and articulate public speakers, and work closely with experts in their respective fields.


Appraiser, Archivist, Art Dealer, Art Historian, Art Restorer, Editor, Exhibit Designer, Gallery Director, Historic Site Administrator, Librarian, Museum Curator, Museum Educator, Museum Technicians & Conservators, Professor, Publisher

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National application is based on a rolling admission
  • 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 Art
  • Seminar for Majors
  • Internship
  • Survey of East Asian Arts
  • Survey of African Art

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

Along with your completed application, and nonrefundable $50 application fee, you will need:

  • Official transcript of grades (all documents written in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations)
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
  • Personal essay

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19440 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19440 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Harrison

  • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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