Choosing a course is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make! Art history at Tulane focuses largely on Europe and the Americas, the latter including the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. History is about the study and interpretation of past events and their significance for understanding ourselves and our contemporary world. In summary, your first year will introduce you to history of art as a discipline.
Our majors have gone on to thrive in graduate MA and PhD programs in art history and in careers in College and University teaching, museums, and the art market; for others, art history coursework has proven outstanding preparation for a broad range of disciplines, including law, business, and medicine.
The History and Arts Commission consists of community volunteers with a demonstrated interest, experience, or related professional qualifications in historic preservation and/or cultural arts. A minimum of two units (or equivalent) must be selected from the MA modules in the History of Art and Archaeology department listed below. Together, Amherst’s arts programs host more than 300 events in the performing, literary and visual arts each year.
In such traditionally non-literate African societies, verbal and visual arts constitute two complex systems of communication. Majors benefit from this vibrant community of contemporary art and architecture, and many take courses in studio art and architectural history. A range of modules relating to Ireland, Europe, America and the wider world is provided, with most available in both Irish and English. Our students are able to study a wider range of artistic cultures, periods and forms than in any other art history department in the UK. Art history shares many scholarly pursuits within the humanities, including history, language and literature, film, theatre and dance, and architecture. Graduates of the Master’s of Fine Arts program have many career options to choose from as well. Adrian Forty is a retired professor of Architectural History at University College London.
All units in the School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC) have graduate programs at the Masters level (for more information about the Art History MA please click here ). As well, most full-time faculty members in the SSAC can supervise PhD dissertations through the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC).