History of Art and Architecture Graduate Degree Program

Description

The Department of History of Art and Architecture prepares students for graduate work leading to careers as historians and critics of art and architecture, as museum and gallery professionals, and to work in arts administration and historic preservation. The Department offers degrees in all periods and media from Ancient to Contemporary, including African, Chinese, Islamic, Japanese, and Latin American art, with particular strengths in early-modern and modern/contemporary art, and architecture and urban history. The majority of faculty have extensive expertise in museum history, theory, and practice, as well as strong interests in theory and field research, including archaeological field work. The program is supported by an excellent Arts Library, Image Resources Collection, Architectural Drawing Collection, and Art, Design & Architecture Museum.

General Information

Website http://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu
Address Department of History of Art and Architecture
University of California, Santa Barbara
Arts Bldg, Room 1234
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7080
(USA)
Phone (805) 893-2454
Email gd-arthist@arthistory.ucsb.edu
Degrees Offered MA/PhD, PhD
Requirements
  • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
  • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in online application)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted online)
  • GRE General test scores
  • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (If applicable. See http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/admissions/how-to-apply#toefl-or-ielts for details.)
  • Sample of written work that is art historical in nature, no length requirement. Those with an MA in Art History: submit a copy of MA thesis (Note: Writing sample should be uploaded with application as supplemental document and submitted by January 1).
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
Deadlines Fall Only - January 1, 2018 (by 11:59 PM PST)
Emphases Ancient Mediterranean Studies; European Medieval Studies; Feminist Studies (Ph.D. only) (See individual Department websites for information)
Specializations N/A
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      • Address
        • Department of History of Art and Architecture
          University of California, Santa Barbara
          Arts Bldg, Room 1234 Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7080
          (USA)
      • Phone
        • (805) 893-2454
      • Degrees Offered
        • MA/PhD, PhD
      • Requirements
          • Online application: https://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/eapp
          • Statement of Purpose, Personal Achievements/Contributions, and Resume or CV (submitted in online application)
          • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
          • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted online)
          • GRE General test scores
          • TOEFL scores 550 Paper-Based Test (PBT), 80 Internet-Based Test (IBT) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Overall Band score of 7 or higher (If applicable. See http://www.graddiv.ucsb.edu/admissions/how-to-apply#toefl-or-ielts for details.)
          • Sample of written work that is art historical in nature, no length requirement. Those with an MA in Art History: submit a copy of MA thesis (Note: Writing sample should be uploaded with application as supplemental document and submitted by January 1).
          • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.
      • Pre-Application
        • No Pre-Application Necessary
      • Deadlines
        • Fall Only - January 1, 2018 (by 11:59 PM PST)
      • Emphases
        • Ancient Mediterranean Studies; European Medieval Studies; Feminist Studies (Ph.D. only) (See individual Department websites for information)
      • Specializations
          N/A