The Master of Arts programs in European & American art and in East Asian art at the University of Kansas seek to provide the student with a broad knowledge of the visual arts in those respective fields.
An introduction to the basic concepts and methods of the discipline, of the techniques of research and the acquisition of information constitute the schedule of studies.
The Master's degree may be considered either as an end in itself or as a preparation for subsequent specialized doctoral studies.
General Program Requirements
The program for the M.A. in Art History requires a total of 30 hours (10 courses) of graduate work.
European & American M.A. students must take at least one art history course numbered 500 or above in three of the following four areas: (1) 400-1400: Europe, the Mediterranean, or Near East, (2) 1300-1700:Europe, the Mediterranean, or Near East, (3) 1700-1900: Europe or America, (4) Post-1900: Europe or America. Of the required 10 courses, at least 6 must be art history graduate seminars (700 level and above); of the 6, at least 2 must be numbered 800 level or above.
East Asian M.A. students should take a balanced distribution of graduate level (500 level or above) courses in Chinese, Korean and Japanese art history. Of the required 10 courses, at least 5 must be art history graduate seminars (600 level or above); of the 5, at least 2 must be numbered 800 level or above.
Please see the Art History Graduate Student Handbook for additional program requirements.