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History of Art and Design, MA

Overview

The graduate studies in the History of Art and Design provide students with the skills and knowledge to pursue careers as art and design historians and professionals in museums, gal­leries, and libraries, or to pursue graduate work at the doctoral level. Through comprehensive study of global art and design within historical and cultural contexts and intensive research and scholarship in specialized areas, students develop a critical under­standing of the field as well as research and ana­lytical skills. Graduates demonstrate excellence in independent and critical thinking and understanding of the historical roles and responsibilities of art and design. Internships at museums, libraries, non­profit art organizations, and galleries provide opportunities for students to work in professional areas of their interests and prepare for future careers.

Plan of Study