The Bachelor of Arts curriculum in Art History gives students a broad knowledge of
art and the cultures that generate it. Students develop skills in theory, research,
analysis and criticism. The Master of Arts allows students to pursue in-depth knowledge
in areas such as Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture, 18th-century to contemporary
European art and architecture, American art and architecture, modern Chinese art,
and photographic and film history.
Click HERE for our current list of courses.
Your Future in Art History
Graduates with a B.A. or M.A. in Art History generally pursue careers in gallery or
museum administration, teaching, or working within historical organizations. Some
art history majors may continue onto graduate school for a Ph.D. and become university
professors or museum curators. Others may put the critical and analytical training
they acquired through art history to good use by continuing their education with advanced
degrees in alternative fields, such as law or business.
Your art history degree can help you bring more to the table, no matter what career
How to apply:
Visit http://www.gradschool.sc.edu/prospective/apply-grad.asp?page=apply and create an account. Follow the instructions to submit an online application to
the Graduate School at the University ofSouth Carolina.
The Graduate School requires applicants to submit:
- A baccalaureate degree (or the international equivalent) from an accredited college
- Standardized Test scores (consult the program to which you are applying for particular
- Official Transcripts
- Two letters of professional recommendation, at least one must be from a previous professor
- Application Fee
- English Proficiency Requirement*
- Other Supporting Materials**
* An applicant whose native language is not English is required to submit a satisfactory
score on the TOEFL or IELTS exams.
** Supporting materials required for the MA in Art History include:
Sample of academic writing
Statement of purpose (not to exceed 500 words)
These supporting materials must be sent directly to the School of Visual Art and Design
(not the Graduate School) at the following address:
School of Visual Art and Design
University of South Carolina
1615 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Attn.: Graduate Director
Please direct questions to Andrew Graciano at Graciano@mailbox.sc.edu.
Application Deadline: March 1.