Special Admission Requirements
In addition to meeting university criteria, applicants must have the following:
- an undergraduate major in one of the humanities
- a proposal, acceptable to the degree program advisor, that outlines academic goals with supporting rationale and plan of study, including examples of previous work (e.g., sculptures, research papers, drawings, prints or paintings, etc.).
Students will not be admitted to the major until the proposal reflecting potential for graduate work has been approved by the degree program advisor.
As part of this degree program, students select, with advisor's approval, either an art history or studio option.
The art history program consists of an analytical and historical approach to the study of a particular artist, art object, movement or theme in the visual arts. In the thesis option, the student develops a thesis proposal in an area of art history acceptable to the program advisor, completes a research project and prepares a formal thesis manuscript.
In the art studio option, the student prepares a one-person exhibition of a consistent body of work in the student's area of interest and written documentation of the work and development.
Admission to Candidacy
Application for candidacy should be made after nine hours of graduate studio or graduate art history courses have been completed. To qualify for degree candidacy, a student must do the following:
- complete nine hours of graduate studio or graduate art history courses with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and
- complete an approved thesis proposal
More detailed candidacy information is available through the student's advisor.