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    Full Time


    On Campus

    Application Fee

    USD 30 


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines28-Aug-2023
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    USD 38,036  / year
    Next Intake 28-Aug-2023

    Art History


    Description of Major

    *Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

    Majors in the History and Criticism of Art program learn about art, creative practices, and visual and material culture in a wide variety of geographic, cultural and historical contexts. Each student will be able to analyze works of art and artifacts by examining the basic elements of the works studied and by developing a visual memory. At the advanced undergraduate level, students are introduced to theoretical and critical concerns in the discipline and explore one specific culture or historical period in depth. By providing students with the core competencies in the discipline, including a critical aptitude for professionally informed, advanced research in art history, the program objective is to prepare the student for a professional career either in academic art history or in a related profession, including work in museums, archives, galleries, and publishing.

    In addition to courses in the various periods and cultures of art history, majors also have the opportunity to take courses in the practice of art. The London, Florence, and Paris summer programs are available and are highly recommended as outstanding opportunities to study the history of art in context abroad and to develop techniques of critical analysis. The department also offers Honors in Art History (through the Honors-in-the-Major program) and three minors, in Art History, Museum Studies, and Medieval Studies.


    College of Fine Arts


    Entry Requirements

    Complete the following items on the Application Status Check by the application deadline:

    • Complete the International School Form to tell us more about your educational curriculum.
    • Self-report all ACT and/or SAT scores.
    • Upload your essay.
    • Upload your resume/list of activities.
    Once the International School Form has been submitted, additional requirements may be added to your Application Status checklist.

    Applicants whose educational history has not followed a curriculum patterned after the U.S. educational system are encouraged to submit their academic records to a foreign-credential-evaluation agency for a secondary-school evaluation to include a grade-point-average calculation.

    • If your school follows a U.S. patterned curriculum, you will be asked to complete the Self-reported Student Academic Record (SSAR). To learn more about the SSAR, view our FAQ.
    • If your school follows an exam-based curriculum, you will be asked to submit official or certified copies of your exam results.
    • All other applicants should submit official or certified copies of all secondary-school records and secondary-school evaluation. All credentials from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated before the application deadline by a foreign-credential-evaluation agency to include a U.S. equivalent grade point average. We recommend a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. All academic records should be issued in the native language and be accompanied by a certified English translation.
    Certified Copy of Required Academic Records
    • All transcripts/academic records that are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations.
    • To be considered "certified," documents should be true copies that are signed and dated by an educational official familiar with academic records. Any translated record should be literal and not an interpretive translation. Documents signed by a notary or other public official with no educational affiliation will not be accepted.
    • If the transcript/academic record does not indicate the degree earned and date the degree was awarded, separate proof of degree is required.

    Applicants whose native language is not English should self-report English proficiency exam results.

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    USD 38,036  / year

    Application Fee

    USD 30 

    How to Apply

    Apply online using our institutional application or the Common App. Students should only submit one application.

    • Students should apply for the term they wish to enroll in at the University. Students are not automatically considered for the summer term if not eligible for the fall term.
    • To apply for the University Honors Program and the Presidential Scholars Program, students should select Yes to the question "Are you interested in applying to the University Honors Program?" on the admissions application. By selecting Yes, a separate Honors supplemental application will appear on the Application Status Check. For detailed instructions on how to complete your supplemental Honors/Presidential Scholars Application, visit the Honors website. To be considered for the University Honors Program and the Presidential Scholars Program, you must complete the supplemental Honors/Presidential Scholars Application by December 1, 2022.
    • If you plan to major in dance, film (animation or production), music, studio art, or theatre, contact the academic department directly for specific major requirements.
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