The sequence in Visual Culture requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate credit, a master's thesis, and a comprehensive examination. Only the M.A. is offered in the Visual Culture Sequence. Students who have not satisfied the language requirement for an M.A. before entering the program must do so by the commencement of the third semester (or, for part-time students, with the acquisition of the equivalent number of semester hours) while pursuing the program. Details regarding the language requirement are available in the Graduate Catalog. It is expected that students in the Visual Culture Sequence will choose courses in consultation with the graduate coordinator in Visual Culture. Additional coursework may be required of students with limited experience in art history.
All students pursuing an M.A. in Art with a Sequence in Visual Culture must complete a core requirement of three courses:
Art 475 Graduate Seminar in Visual Culture (3)
Art 478 Introduction to Critical Theory (3)
Art 497 Introduction to Research Methodology (3)
The following requirements are in addition to the three core courses for the M.A. in Visual Culture. Of these 18 hours of coursework, at least 9 must be at the 400 level:
At least 9 hours coursework in Art History and/or Visual Culture
At least 9 hours in related field(s) outside the School of Art (history, literature, anthropology, etc.)