Master of Arts in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism (Online)
The M.A. in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism is a two-year, 36-unit program that offers a specialized education in modern art history integrated with contemporary theory and criticism. This online art history degree moves beyond appreciation to cultivate expertise through a framework of aesthetic understanding and scholarly analysis. The course of study culminates in the completion of a written thesis. Part-time or full-time study is allowed. Courses are offered in an online format.
Foreign Language Requirement
Before completing the M.A. program, students must be able to demonstrate reading level equivalency in a modern foreign language. This may be accomplished by passing ART 560 (offered by the Department of Art and Design) or by passing the CLEP or FLATS translation exam in a modern foreign (and oral) language.
We accept all oral, modern foreign languages offered by a CLEP or FLATS exam. Sign language (ASL) does not fulfill this requirement. Please contact the Learning Enrichment Center at APU for more information about cost, registering for the CLEP or FLATS exams, and to confirm the language tests offered. The FLATS exam must be taken on the APU campus; the CLEP exam must be taken at a designated testing facility. Please note that students are not allowed to take the CLEP exam in their last semester at APU. The FLATS exam can take up to two months for grading.
|ART 550||History of 19th-Century Art, Criticism, and Theory||3|
|ART 555||History of 20th-Century Art, Criticism, and Theory||3|
|ART 565||Methodologies of Art History||3|
|ART 570||Theories and Practices of Abstraction||3|
|ART 575||Writing Art Criticism||3|
|ART 576||The Modern Object||3|
|ART 577||Visual Culture||3|
|ART 600||Regional Modernism||3|
|ART 605||Modernism and the Museum||3|
|ART 615||Modernism and Religion||3|
|ART 618||M.A. Thesis I: Research||3|
|ART 625||M.A. Thesis II: Writing||3|
Optional Foreign Language Course 1
|ART 560||Reading and Translating French||3|
This optional Foreign Language course is available to meet the Foreign Language Requirement. It does not count towards the required 36 units for the degree.