Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30 for the Thesis Track; 36 for the Fine Arts Administration Track

Required Courses:

Thesis Track

Art History courses21
With permission, 9 credits may be taken outside of the Art History Department9
Total Credit Hours30

Fine Arts Administration Track

Art History courses15
Fox School of Business and Management courses12
Additional credits in either Art History or in Fox School of Business and Management coursework3
Internship6
Total Credit Hours36

Language Examination: Students must demonstrate a reading knowledge of two foreign languages: German and either French, Italian, Spanish, or another relevant language. This requirement is applicable for both the Thesis and the Fine Arts Administration Tracks.

Culminating Events:
Comprehensive Examination:
The comprehensive examination is a slide examination covering all of Western art. It is usually taken in the third term of study. The exam is applicable for both the Thesis and the Fine Arts Administration Tracks.

Thesis:
Students in the Thesis Track need to write a master's thesis, a document detailing independent research that demonstrates the student's mastery of her/his primary area of interest.

Internship:
The internship constitutes the culminating event for students completing the Fine Arts Administration Track. Following the completion of all course requirements, students complete an internship for which six credits are granted.