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Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #198 (WUR) Washington, D. C., DC, United States
The Art History program offered by George Washington University encourages observation and direct, interpretive engagement with the visual arts. Curriculum spans ancient to contemporary art, with significant emphasis on research and writing. 
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Overview

Students become skilled in utilization of narrative qualities and rhetorical persuasiveness as related to art historical writing and dialogue with art objects, spaces and performances. Through research-based courses, students cultivate connections between the studio arts and other fields of inquiry, intertwining visual, historical analyses with philosophical hypotheses and theoretical, political debates.

What can I do in the Art History field?

Art History majors at George Washington University develop skills that are applicable to a wide variety of careers. These skills include strong written skills, critical thinking and analysis, and expertise in art objects, spaces and performances. Graduates of the program have gone on to work in galleries, museums, foundations, academic institutions and companies, securing positions at the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, CulturalDC, and the Smithsonian Institute.

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:

  • Survey of Art and Architecture 
  • South Asian Art
  • European Art Of The Erly Nineteenth  Century

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Common Application
  • Financial Certificate
  • Photocopy of your Passport
  • International Credentials
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    58550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 58550 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Washington, D. C.

  • 1705 - 2980 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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