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Art History

University of Minnesota

48 months
19580 USD/year
18776 USD/year
13576 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Art History program of the University of Minnesota is designed to help students learn to critically engage with the world through visual and material culture. From ancient ruins to the history of museums to contemporary activist imagery, the program’s courses explore a variety of cultural and historical contexts in relation to aesthetic traditions, cultural values, and social experience.


UMD has something special!

  • The Art History program of the University of Minnesota emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of art history through curricular connections to other departments/programs, including: Museum Studies; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and World Languages & Cultures
  • The program prepares students to think critically and to make informed connections across many fields of study
  • The deliberate merging of Art and Design in one department stimulates and provokes students as independent thinkers and creators who explore various media and methods
  • Our distinguished faculty continue to create, exhibit, and publish research, in addition to teaching and providing mentorship and career guidance
  • UMD Art and Design is accredited by NASAD, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Museum internships available at UMD’s Tweed Museum of Art or at Glensheen the Historic Congdon Estate, or at other local museums/societies as well, including the Duluth Art Institute and Prøve Gallery.

Acquired Skills

Art History majors and minors become proficient in disciplinary and critical modes of scholarly inquiry in the visual arts, including the role of historical research. Students likewise learn to identify the significance of art and visual culture to everyday life, both across time and in the present moment.

The program’s focus on critical thinking, research, and written and verbal expression prepares students for work in a variety of cultural institutions, as well as pursuit of post-graduate degrees in a variety of fields.

Career Possibilities

Now more than ever, earning an art degree can lead to a number of exciting career fields. As new technologies develop and influence our society, new jobs are emerging for all types of creative individuals. Art History graduates pursue careers as diverse as professor, archivist, art dealer, conservator, curator, editor, gallery owner, museum technician, art educator, or writer, as well as a variety of roles within non-profit organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of World Art
  • The City as a Work of Art
  • A Global History of Contemporary Art
  • US Art and Visual Culture in the 20th Century
  • Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art
  • Contemporary Global Exhibition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit your one-time $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Original or certified copies of ALL secondary (high school) records must be issued by the school in a sealed envelope and mailed to the university.
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
  • Photocopy of Passport: only required if a student is in need of an I-20 form for F-1 student visa.
  • International students who will be studying at UMD on an F-1 visa are required to submit a completed Financial Certification Statement.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19580 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18776 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13576 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13576 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Duluth

965 - 1380 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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