Art history university departments

University art history departments and schools, a guide to websites

Art historians. Dictionary of art historians.
Duke University

Departments in the United States *

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Information on the department, faculty, and majors and minors is included on this site. Links to university arts organizations and college digital resources are also included, along with a form to send a multimedia post card from the Fine Arts Department.

Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio
The Bachelor of Arts degree is granted in art history and in pre-architecture, and the Bachelor of Science degree in art education. All art programs are considerably enhanced by close cooperation with and access to the facilities of cultural institutions located in University Circle, in particular The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art.

New York, NY
Requirements for graduate and undergraduate programs are included. Course descriptions and class schedules are also provided, along with online instructional resources, including syllabi, images, and multimedia projects.

College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
One of the largest independent art history departments in the Southeast and among the few in the nation that specialize in undergraduate education. Offering a BA in Art History, a BA in Historic Preservation & Community Planning and a MS in Historic Preservation, the department’s curriculum combines a wide variety of courses in art history and historic preservation with the advantages of a liberal arts education.

Cornell, Ithaca, NY
Site includes information on faculty and their areas of specialization, current term course listings, and program requirements for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
The Department of the History of Art offers the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Cambridge, MA
This site includes undergradute and graduate program requirements, course offerings, a listing of faculty members, and Frequently Asked Questions.

Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD
Undergraduate and graduate program requirements and course listings are provided, along with a list of faculty and a description of the Visual Resources Collection. Also included is an introduction to The Johns Hopkins Center for Italian Studies at the Villa Spelman.

Miami University, Oxford, OH

NYU, New York
Graduate degree requirements are listed, along with descriptions of special programs, course offerings for current and past terms, events and programs. Information on the Graduate Student Association is also provided.

Ohio State University
Offers a substantial graduate (MA and PhD) program with a faculty of about 18.

Penn State

The Department of Art History offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study leading to B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in art history. The department offers lecture/discussion courses and graduate seminars on a broad range of topics from ancient to contemporary art and architecture.

Princeton, NJ
Includes undergradute and graduate program requirements, a list of faculty and specializations, course web pages, and descriptions of slide and photograph collections. Also has links to multimedia projects.

Rice University,
Houston, TX
Site includes degree requirements for graduate and undergraduate programs, current course listings and online syllabi, and job openings within the department.

New Brunswick NJ

Stanford, CA
Site includes a list of courses, description of affiliated facilities, and information on graduate and undergraduate programs. Links to other art and art history departments are also included, along with links to Bay Area arts organizations.

State University of New York at Buffalo
Includes descriptions of graduate and undergraduate programs, course listings, and a list of faculty and their specializations.

University of California,
Descriptions of degree requirements for undergraduate and graduate programs are provided, along with a list of faculty and specializations, and course offerings.

University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate major and minor degrees offered. Ph.D program in Visual Studies.


University of California, Santa Cruz

Undergraduate program requirements are described. The site also includes a list of faculty and their areas of interest, course listings, and online course materials.

University of Chicago
The site lists faculty and specializations, graduate program requirements, and courses.

University of Colorado at Boulder, CO
This site includes descriptions of graduate and undergraduate programs, course listings, a list of faculty and their specializations, as well as study abroad options and links to other art related sites.

University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Provides information on MA and PhD programs, in addition to a list of faculty and their recent publications, online syllabi, and course listings for upcoming terms.

University of Iowa
The School of Art & Art History offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Art History. Specialization is possible in traditional areas of Western, African, and Asian Art.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The site provides undergraduate and graduate program descriptions online and in PDF format.

University of Minnesota
The department offers a broad range of undergraduate courses covering the arts of Europe, North America and Asia. Graduate curricula focus primarily on Asian art and modern art (including contemporary art, popular culture and art of the Early Modern period).

University of Missouri-Columbia
The Department of Art History and Archaeology offers the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in art history and Classical archaeology.

University of North Carolina
The site provides descriptions of the Research Triangle community, museum and gallery resources, and library facilities.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Program requirements are provided for undergraduate and graduate programs in History of Art, and a graduate program in Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World.

University of Pittsburgh

University of Texas, Austin

University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, VA
Requirements for undergraduate major and minor are provided, along with MA and PhD program descriptions.

Washington University in St. Louis, MO
The undergraduate major and minor are described, and requirements for the MA and PhD programs are provided. Library and museum resources are also covered.

Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art,
Williamstown, MA

Yale University
A list of faculty and links to their web pages are provided, and undergraduate and gradute programs are described. Also included are digital, museum and library resources.

Art History Departments in the UK, Europe, Russia, Asia, Oceania *

British Institute of Florence, Italy
An educational charity established in 1917, to promote the languages and cultures of Britain and Italy.

University, UK

Admissions procedures and program requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate students are described.

Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Faculty and their areas of interest are described, in addition to course descriptions and program requirements for an undergraduate Major and Minor, and MA (PhD requirements forthcoming).

Courtauld Institute, London, UK
Site includes both an Undergraduate Prospectus and information on Postgraduate Studies, including research degrees (MPhil & PhD), a Postgraduate Diploma in the History of Art, and an MA in the History of Art.

Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Okanagan University College, British Columbia, Canada

Oxford University, UK
Department of History of Art at the University of Oxford, with information for prospective students and details of our research, staff, lectures and seminars.

Padua, Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy
In Italian only, provides information on the Department, its programs, and research activities.

Paris-Sorbonne, France
In French only, provides descriptions of the programs, degrees offered, research groups, and library resources.

Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
The Universiteit Leiden was founded in 1575. It is a fully accredited, classical university at which over 15,000 students are enrolled.

Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
The Leuven Faculty of Arts includes departments such as history, archaeology, history of art, music, linguistics and literature. Both teaching and research in this faculty concern the cultural development of mankind, from pre-historic times to the present, in both Western and non-western world. (English page)

University of Bristol, UK
The University has a very successful and popular undergraduate program in Art History, as well as supervising research degrees.

University of Essex, UK
This site for the Department of Art History and Theory offers undergraduate and graduate program descriptions, and a list of faculty and their research interests.

University of Hong Kong
The Department of Fine Arts was established in 1978. From its origins, the department was developed to concentrate on teaching and research in the history of art.

University of Manchester, UK
Art History and Archaeology have been taught at Manchester since the 1930s. As a result of a recent merger both subjects are now taught and supervised within a single

University of Melbourne, Australia
Lists faculty and their areas of interest, descriptions of undergraduate and graduate programs, and resources available to students.

University of New South Wales, Australia
Graduate and undergraduate program descriptions are provided, along with biographical info on faculty and staff. Includes “Artwrite,” an online produced by students.

University of Queensland, Australia
Provides an overview of the department, course listings, graduate and undergraduate program descriptions, and a list of staff and their areas of interest.

University of Rome, “La Sapienza”, Italy
In English and Italian, provides a description of the program and history of the university. Also lists faculty, conferences, and application requirements. Includes an online journal “BTA – Bollettino Telematico dell’Arte.”

University of Toronto, Canada
Undergraduate, MA, and PhD program requirements, along with course descriptions and a list of faculty and their areas of interest.

Universty of Auckland Art History Department, New Zealand


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