B.A. On Campus

Art History

College of William & Mary

48 months
40089 USD/year
40089 USD/year
17434 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our Art History program at the College of William & Mary offers courses in a wide variety of historical areas and subjects. You can explore Byzantine art, Chinese painting, or contemporary works in every imaginable medium. 


You will learn the visual and material culture skills and critical thinking that is the heart of studying art history. You will also have the intensive research and writing experience that is characteristic of a liberal arts education.

To major with an Art History concentration at the College of William & Mary, you will focus your degree by choosing one of three tracks. The Art & Art History minor is flexible: you can tailor it to fit your goals and interests. We also actively support students who wish to combine their interest in other fields with a double major.

Independent Research in Art History

  • In addition to taking the required research courses, Art History majors may pursue independent, individualized research projects on topics of particular interest to you. Such projects can result in written research papers, public presentations, and/or publications.
  • Independent research in Art History frequently grows out of a term paper written for a regular course or seminar. In order to pursue independent research on a topic of special interest to you, contact a faculty mentor and ask if they will serve as your research advisor. Work with your research advisor to design a project.


The College of William and Mary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Individual programs are accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, the Association of American Law Schools, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Programme Structure

  • Art History (ARTH) courses explore artistic traditions based in various historical and cultural contexts. Our courses examine painting, sculpture, architecture, and work in other media from cultures across the globe from prehistory through the present day. Artistic developments are placed in their religious, political, and intellectual contexts.
  • If you want to understand a culture, you should study its material production. We think that art history coursework complements many different disciplines, including American Studies, Anthropology, Classical Studies, Environmental Science, Film and Media Studies, Global Studies, Religious Studies, and History. Our courses are foundational in the interdisciplinary Medieval & Renaissance Studies major.

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

  • A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17434 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Williamsburg

1306 - 2134 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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