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College Resources

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ARTS COUNCIL FOR CSUN

 

Academic Programs

ART

CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

JOURNALISM

MUSIC

THEATRE

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

 

Student Resources

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College Vision

The College of Arts, Media, and Communication is inspired by the shared belief that art is communication, that communication is an art, and that art and communication are essential pillars for building and maintaining community.

Graduate Programs

ART
Overview | Application Procedures

Areas of Emphasis
Art Education | Art History | Studio Art | Visual Communication

CINEMA AND TELEVISION ARTS
Overview

COMMUNICATION STUDIES
Overview | Application Procedures

JOURNALISM
Overview | Application Procedures

MUSIC
Overview | Application Procedures

Areas of Emphasis
Performance | Conducting | Composition

THEATRE
Overview
| Application Procedures

ART GRADUATE PROGRAM - Art History Emphasis

ART HISTORY (MA only)

The Master of Arts Degree in Art Program with a concentration in Art History is primarily designed for those who wish to pursue the study of art history beyond the undergraduate level in order to broaden and intensify knowledge and to develop research skills. The program provides students with a solid foundation at an advanced level that may lead to professional and/or further educational opportunities such as: teaching at the junior college level, employment in the museum field or enrollment in a Ph.D. program in Art History.

Entrance Qualifications:

  1. BA in Art History or the equivalent, with a GPA of 3.0 or better, and a minimum of 18 units of upper-division art history including Art 311 (Bibliography, Research Methods and Historiography) or its equivalent
  2. 3 letters of recommendations from professionals in the field
  3. Written statement of purpose
  4. Passing score on the Graduate Record Exam (50 percentile or above in at least one of the
    three areas of the exam)
  5. Two samples of academic writing which demonstrate art historical research skills

Requirements for Classified Graduate Status

  1. Pass the University Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam
  2. Pass the Art History Classification (Comprehensive) Exam. The three-hour Classification Exam is comprised of questions from the student’s concentration in art history in one of the following area: a. Art of the Ancient Near East b. Art of the Ancient Greece and Rome c. Art of the 19th to 21st Century d. Art of Africa e. Art of Latin and Native America f. Asian Art
  3. Pass the Foreign Language Exam in French or German. Another language may be substituted when the thesis advisor deems it appropriate to the thesis topic. The examination is administered by the Foreign Language Department once a semester. The text for the exam is selected by the student
  4. Completion of 12 units in art history at the 400 level or above, including at least 1 class at the 500 or 600 level. Upon reaching Classified Status, students must form a thesis committee and select a thesis advisor. Students must complete an additional 12 units at the 500 or 600 level which must include ART 611, 615, and 2 semesters of 619 (graduate seminar in Art History)

Course Requirements

The following courses are required:

Thesis

Guidelines for preparation of the thesis are available at the Graduate Studies Office or on-line. The manual includes general thesis requirements, approval procedures, manuscript requirements, style and bibliographic form, and other pertinent information.