Master of Arts in Art History
Prepare for careers in museums, galleries, non-profits, archives, libraries and other organizations with the Master of Arts in Art History at Temple University's Tyler School of Art and Architecture. This two-year, Arts Management-track or Research-track program serves as a gateway to the best doctoral art history programs for students seeking careers in academia or research. Both the 36-credit Arts Management track program and the 30-credit Research-track program equip students with the skills needed for a wide range of careers in a world where visual literacy and cultural production play a vital role in shaping society.
Conduct thorough studies in the visual arts and broader art forms, studying their cultural, historical and stylistic context over time. Learn to employ critical theories in order to understand the history of the arts, to develop original research and to organize a sustained project while working collaboratively with artists, administrators, educators, students and the public. Arts management track students develop practical knowledge while working with cultural practitioners, artists, creative entrepreneurs, community organizations, and government agencies.
Tyler's highly accomplished faculty offer a broad range of research expertise, including
- new and emergent digital technologies,
- modern and contemporary art, especially in North and Latin America,
- Renaissance and Baroque Italy, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands,
- the ancient Mediterranean,
- the Islamic world,
- the art of the African diaspora in the Caribbean, and
- the history of prints, photography and media theory.
The Art History MA program is committed to one-on-one mentorship and empowers each student to select a faculty mentor in their first year of study.
As a Tyler graduate student, you have access to the resources of a world-class art and architecture school; a large, public research university; and a robust city rich with opportunities for primary-source research, professional advancement and personal enrichment. You will also join a strong network of Tyler alumni across the region and the country.