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Art History & Theory BS
Art History & Theory BS

Art History & Theory BS

  • ID:AU10007
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (USD)

  • Application Fee:$50.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,076.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$14,700.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,999.00
  • Application Fee:$50.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,076.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$14,700.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$1,999.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

International students must submit original or certified copies of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts or records of grades to-date and showing proof of graduation. These must be prepared and authorized by the student's home institution and be accompanied by a certified English translation

English Requirement

The language of instruction at Alfred University is English.

All undergraduate international applicants are required to submit official scores from either the SAT, the ACT, TOEFL or IELTS examinations. If an international student has taken classes in a US University or college; they must apply as a transfer student, and we will review all English courses on the transcript(s) to show English proficiency.

Alfred University reserves the right to request undergraduate applicants to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores if their SAT or ACT scores are inconclusive.

  • Official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

  • American College Testing (ACT)

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

  • International English Language Test (IELTs)

Undergraduate language score requirements

  • TOEFL 80

  • IELTS 6.0


Course Information

Pursue a career as an art professional

The Bachelor of Science in Art History and Theory is a professional degree based on a curriculum historically developed in conjunction with the studio Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs at Alfred University. It is designed to encourage you to develop an understanding of artistic developments in the Western and global historical contexts, to provide you with the critical and theoretical tools necessary to pursue a career as an art professional, and to prepare you for the pursuit of graduate studies in the field.

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BS Degree Courses:

Art/Design History and Supportive Courses: 42 credit hours

  • ARTH 120-129 Foundations in Art History (Non-Western)

  • ARTH 130-139 Foundations in Art History (Ancient-Baroque)

  • ARTH 140-149 Foundations in Art History (Modern Contemporary)

  • ARTH 211 Issues and Debates in Contemporary Art

  • PHIL 283 Philosophy of the Arts I

  • ARTH 300-level 4 Junior Art History Courses: Non-Western, Ancient to Baroque, Modern to Contemporary

  • ARTH 400-level 2 Senior Level Art History Courses

  • ARTH 460 Art Historiography and Methodology

  • ARTH 499 BS Thesis in Art History and Theory

Studio: 24 credit hours

  • ART 101 & 102 Foundations

  • ART 200 level Two Sophomore-level studios

General Studies: 16 credit hours

  • ENGL 101 & 102 Writing I & II

  • Humanities (as defined under the BFA requirements)

Electives: 40 credit hours

  • Foreign Language (especially French or German)

  • Academic courses (as defined under the BFA requirements, above)

  • Additional Electives (selected under advisement)

Total credit hours for the BS in Art History and Theory: 122

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Medical  insurance: 1999 USD per year

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