How to Select an Art History School
Students evaluating art history schools typically start by considering the degree level and concentration areas offered at the institution. Credentials for art historians are commonly available at the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) levels. Additionally, some universities have on-campus art museums and galleries, so potential students may look for schools with collections that align with their interests.
When selecting a school for art history, students may also consider:
- There are many areas of study within art history, and concentration areas are organized by time period, geographic region, culture and many other criteria.
- Degree requirements may vary from school to school; for example, some art history programs require students to take coursework in at least one foreign language.
Top 10 Fine Arts Schools
|Yale University||4-year, private|
|University of California--Los Angeles||4-year, public|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||4-year, public|
|Rhode Island School of Design||4-year, private|
|School of the Art Institute of Chicago||4-year, private|
|Carnegie Mellon University||4-year, private|
|Columbia University||4-year, private|
|Cranbrook Academy of Art||4-year, private|
|Alfred University - New York State College of Ceramics||4-year, private|
|California Institute of the Arts||4-year, private|