6 months
376 USD/year
376 USD/year
259 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


 The certificate in Art History at South Dakota State University is a stand-alone program and may be taken by any students regardless of major or may be selected by Studio Art and design majors as part of their degree.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Students from backgrounds as diverse as arts and design, history, the humanities, modern languages economics and law-related disciplines can benefit from this certificate. 

Students in this certificate in Art History at South Dakota State University will learn time-management skills by working on complex, semester-long projects; they will hone advanced reading, writing, and speaking skills specific to a discipline supporting their studio and design practices; they will receive an education complementary to history, modern languages, economics, journalism, marketing and law degrees to open additional careers related to the fine arts. 

Art history is a discipline that bridges art and the humanities and prepares you to continue your education in graduate school.

Career Opportunities

  • Support for careers in art and design, artist representation, art law, art appraisal, art restoration, antique dealership (with further education)
  • Educator
  • Museum curator
  • Art gallerist
  • Art consultant

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of World Art
  •  History of Graphic Design 
  • Modern Art and Architecture Survey 
  •  Seminar 
  •  Topics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application Note: New and transferring international (F-1 visa) undergraduate students should be at least 17 years of age by the time they begin their studies at SDSU.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

New undergraduate students should have the equivalent of a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale in the US

Transfer students who have completed 30 or more credits at another US college or university should have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.   

  • Academic Records
  • English Language Proficiency
  • All new undergraduate students (not transfer students) are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency. Scores must be submitted within two years of taking the test. Students from certain countries and based on their educational background may not have to submit scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 376 USD per year during 6 months.
  • In-State

    259 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 259 USD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Brookings

1085 - 1888 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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