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Call for applications 2022: MA in Art History at Hunter College

Spring semester deadline: October 1
Fall semester deadline: February 1

For the MA in Art History, Hunter College is now accepting applications. In-depth instruction in the history and theory of art is offered through Hunter College’s Master of Art History program. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Asia Society, and the Frick Collection are all close by to Hunter’s Upper East Side location. The City University of New York system’s largest and most comprehensive program features an internationally renowned faculty whose engaging classes fully utilize the exceptional resources and research possibilities the city offers. As the public arts institution for New York City, Hunter takes pride in keeping tuition costs low and providing flexible scheduling for working people. Find program description here.Since Hunter’s art history faculty publish and teach in fields ranging from the ancient Mediterranean, East Asia, and the Islamic world to the Modern and Contemporary Art of Europe, the Americas, and the African Diaspora, MA students have the opportunity to pursue advanced research in a wide range of art historical periods and cultures. Medieval and Early Modern Europe, the Global 18th Century, Postcolonial Latin American Art, as well as 20th and 21st Century art, both globally and locally, are significant areas of specialization. Faculty members have a deep connection to New York’s art world, its institutions, and its histories. Explore faculty pages.

The curator practice is a crucial component of academic art historical study, and Hunter’s art historians often give classes in connection with the exhibition schedule at the Hunter College Art Galleries. The Advanced Certificate in Curatorial Studies, which provides both a theoretical and historical foundation in curatorial techniques as well as hands-on experience in exhibition research, organization, and installation, is an option for MA students. Recent Curatorial Certificate exhibitions include Acts of Art and Rebuttal in 1971, Framing Community: Magnum Photographs, 1947-Present, and Night Shades and Phantoms: An Exhibition of Works by Robert Rauschenberg, researched in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and installed in its building downtown. Find details here and here.

Many Hunter MA students are employed in New York’s art industry, including publishing companies, museums, galleries, and art groups. Every one of our classes is offered in the late afternoon or evening, allowing students to keep their day jobs or internships while pursuing their degrees. The alumni of Hunter’s Art History program have important positions in local, national, and worldwide arts foundations and institutions thanks to the university’s extensive network in the field. Graduates of the Hunter MA program who decided to pursue a PhD have also been successful, and they are currently enrolled in or have already finished doctoral programs across the country.

Prospective student information session on Zoom:
September 28, October 26, or November 30, 6–7pm EST. Sign up here.

Tuition affordability: In 2022-23, the cost of the complete degree (30cr) is 14,500 USD for in-state students and 26,000 USD for out of state.

Application deadlines: October 1, 2022 and February 1, 2022. Qualified applicants may be considered past the application deadline.

Hunter College Art & Art History Department
Main Campus
695 Park Avenue 11th Floor North Building
New York, NY 10065