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Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Newport, RI, United States
The Department of Art and Art History provides a unique opportunity to study the visual arts and their relevance in contemporary culture within the context of a comprehensive liberal arts education. Led by dedicated and talented art professionals, our small classes foster creative and practical skills along with constructive dialogue between students and professors.


Depending on their talents and interests, students choose to major in either art history or studio art. Art history majors study the broad history of art with an emphasis on late 19th- and 20th-century American art, architecture and decorative arts and design. Studio art majors develop an understanding of the theory, practice and history of art through a concentration in one of the following areas: ceramics, graphic design, illustration, interactive media arts, painting or photography.

As one of the few exclusively undergraduate members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, our program prepares students for graduate work as well as careers as art and design professionals in classrooms, design studios, galleries and museums.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    49 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Art History Survey l: Prehistoric Through Gothic Ait 
  • Art History Survey II: Renaissance Through Early 20th Century Art 
  • Photography l: A Mirror of Reality 
  • Design and the 20th Century 
  • Art Beyond the West 
  • Pollock to the Present: The Sixties, Postmodernism and Contemporary Ait 
  • Art of the Classical World: Greece and Rome 
  • Medieval Art from Catacombs to Cathedrals 
  • Italian Renaissance Art 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Common Application.
  • $50 application fee.
  • Official high school transcript, including grades from the senior year.
  • Two letters of recommendation (one from a guidance counselor and one from the teacher of your choice).
  • Personal essay.
  • SAT/ACT scores (our CEEB code is 3759). Please note that scores are optional unless you are applying as a nursing or education major.
  • Home-schooled applicants must submit a copy of all course descriptions and a portfolio of work. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1280 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1280 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1280 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1280 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Newport

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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