Thesis track: ma in art history with an emphasis on methods and criticism this option is designed primarily for the student who wishes to pursue a specialized problem in greater depth than would be possible in normal course structure as well as provide students with a solid academic foundation on which to base a variety of careers in the arts. Every student who takes art history courses will sooner or later be assigned the task of writing a research paper sometimes your professor may assigned the specific topic you write on, but at other times you are responsible for formulating your own research idea. Ma-phd combined degree in art history description the combined ma-phd program in art history is a two-stage program that provides the opportunity for a graduate student to complete a ma degree in the course of working towards a phd degree. The ma in art history prepares students for certain careers in museums, teaching, and other fields as well as for further study at the phd level the ma is designed to be accomplished within two years of full-time study students are strongly encouraged to finish by the end of the sixth quarter of study. Dominic bate dominic has ba and ma degrees in art history from the courtauld institute of art his postgraduate studies focused on the history of the printed image in western europe before 1700 and culminated in his master's thesis on the english reception of the french engraver robert nanteuil.
Curatorial track: ma in art history with an emphasis on museums and curatorial practice this option is designed primarily to provide students with a solid academic foundation on which to base a variety of careers in the museum, gallery, or cultural institutions. Visit the post for more recent posts geoffrey batchen: light and dark – october 23, 7pm dan fox: limbo – october 24, 7pm. Master of arts situated in the capital of the american art world, the ma program in the history of art and archaeology at the institute of fine arts is designed for the student who wants to study the history and role of the visual arts in culture and society through detailed, object-based examination, historical analysis and critical interpretation. The ma thesis is a substantial piece of critical writing that develops an original argument about an important issue in art and art history it should not just summarize existing literature on a topic, but make a new contribution to the literature through research and critical thinking.
The master of arts program in art history requires a minimum of 30 sh of graduate credit and is offered with thesis ma students are expected to acquire a broad knowledge of art history and to become familiar with major periods and monuments of world art. The thesis may be an nbsp art history masters thesis school of art art history design of arts in art history thesis track emphasizes training in academic scholarship and offers study in breadth through coursework and research in the nbsp ma theses – department of art history and archaeology – columbia proposal form and related thesis. What’s more, remarkable for an art history ma, the program’s language requirement is not limited to a european language the language must simply relate to a student’s chosen area of study (and be approved by a thesis or graduate advisor. The master of arts in history degree can be earned by defending a portfolio of written work or by completing a master's thesis each method has its benefits and should be discussed with your program director before deciding. The ma thesis is one of two ways to complete the ma degree it is reserved for those students with a passion for research and argumentation, and with proven writing skills.
The ma in history with research option, which is intended for students who plan to pursue doctoral studies, requires the completion of a ma thesis students submitting a thesis must follow all guidelines and dates for submission established by the graduate school and the school of arts and. Writing a thesis is always a tricky enterprise and a real challenge for art history students, this venture is made even more complex in their theses, they not only have to translate visual information into the verbal form, but also analyze one’s perception of their study object in the broad cultural and historical context. The ma in art history at the university of houston provides entering graduate students, whatever their undergraduate major, with a firm grounding in the discipline of art history within a tier-1 research university alongside close contact with the collections of major arts institutions. Ma in art history thirty credits are required for graduation, of which 3 credits are usually earned for the completion of the ma thesis and to determine whether they are sufficiently prepared to complete the remaining courses and complete the ma thesis graduate advising the hunter ma is a large program with many students—as many as. The ma in art history provides students with a thorough grounding in art history, critical thinking, and research methods the ma in art history is a 30-hour research degree consisting of 24 hours of art history course work and 6 hours of thesis research.
Undertaking an ma thesis requires the student to work closely with a primary reader (aka thesis advisor) who is a member of the ccny art history faculty, and with a second reader (also from ccny art history faculty, or, if necessary, from another institution. Ma thesis completed theses visual resource guide a guide to arth 799, the optional ma thesis in art history if you wish to write a thesis, it will count toward your 15 elective credits in the ma. The ma in art history requires completion of 24 semester hours in art history, a comprehensive exam, and a written thesis coursework the ma requires 24 semester hours of art history coursework, of which 6 hours may be taken in a related field, such as history, religion, or anthropology.
About about the ma by dissertation programme assessment the ma by dissertation consists of a 30,000-word thesis, researched and written over a period of one year full-time or two years part-time. Ma degree requirements purpose of the ma degree: both a broad knowledge of world art and a basic sampling of the diverse theory and methods employed by our faculty in the discipline of art history the master’s program in art history is designed to be completed in four semesters. Master of arts (ma) history of art, design and visual culture with both thesis and course-based options doctor of philosophy (phd) history of art, design and visual culture why study here. Ma in art (creative) and art history: concentration in art history the master of arts (ma) in fine arts with a concentration in art history provides advanced expertise in art history this course of study prepares students with the course work, language skills, and research experience needed for further graduate study or work in a museum or.
Art history senior thesis during their senior year, majors concentrating in art history will write a senior thesis the thesis provides an opportunity to work independently, under the guidance of a faculty member, on a focused project over a longer period of time than usually possible on the block plan. Ma in art history columbia's department of art history and archaeology offers a free-standing ma in art history in a wide range of western and non-western fields from antiquity to the 19th century the program that leads to the terminal ma degree is designed to prepare students for further study at the doctoral level and for careers in museums and other art-related institutions.