Master of Arts in Art History (MA)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Arts
Subject
Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Art History
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Arts
 

Overview

The MA in Art History is a stand-alone program providing an intensive two years of coursework during which students will gain an understanding of the centrality of art historical study in comprehending the contemporary world and the history of ideas that are embedded in the subject. In their first year students are exposed to both the most current thinking in the field and to art history's disciplinary archive through the Department's required Methodologies seminar. Through their coursework and research students are encouraged to explore and engage with the art historical discourse and supplement their understanding of art and its cultural context. Students also augment their skills by completing a language requirement and by presenting their research to peers, faculty, and the public during Round Tables.

 

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,600.60$2,811.98
Tuition per year$4,801.80$8,435.94
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications24581 
Offers6581 
New registrations6581 
Total enrolment15111144

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 92% based on 12 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 9 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 1.99 years and the maximum time is 3.33 years with an average of 2.48 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Adriasola Munoz, Ignacio Alberto (investigates responses by artists and intellectuals to the crisis of aesthetic and political representation triggered by the failed protests against the US-Japan Security Treaty of 1960, and in particular their reliance on depictions of the sexual and geographical margins in their articulation of an aesthetics of political disaffection.)
  • Claxton, Dana (film, video, photography, single- and multi-channel video installation, and performance art)
  • Gu, Xiong (Fine Art. Transcultural identity and hybridity. Through the critical angle of visual art, my work encompasses other elements such as sociology, geography, economics, politics, literature; and finally, the dynamics of globalisation, local culture and individual identity shifts. These shifts do not merely constitute a simple amalgamation of two original subjects, but instead, seek to create an entirely new space., Installation, painting, drawing, photography, contemporary art theory)
  • Hacker, Katherine (relationships between visual culture, social practice, and cultural politics and are informed by postcolonial theory and cultural studies)
  • James, Gareth (histories of iconoclasm in which the social divisions and inequities that mark and delimit artistic practice are registered most emphatically)
  • Knicely Guilbaut, Carol (visual in relation to: monasticism; religious, political and social aspects of pilgrimage; social and political conflict; cultural attitudes about death and concepts of the afterlife; gender roles; changing forms of religious devotion; the role of violence and the role of humour (sometimes encountered together, as in the carnivalesque); debates around oppositions between high and low in culture, sacred and profane, literate and illiterate, ecclesiastical and lay, spectacle and ritual, early feudal culture vs. the courtly cultures of the later Middle Ages; Books of Hours and concepts about the structure of the world and the universe in the Middle Ages; )
  • Mansoor, Jaleh (twentieth-century European art, Marxism, Marxist feminism, and critical theory)
  • Monteyne, Joseph (Contemporary art, independent magazine culture)
  • Pina, Manuel (Images)
  • Prince, Richard (contemporary Canadian art; sculpture; 20th-century art (European, North American); contemporary Canadian art; British Columbia art, Assumptions about conventional images of the landscape and proposes unique, often mechanical or electronic solutions for its representation)
  • Roy, Marina (Intersection between materials, history, language, and ideology)
  • Ryan, Maureen (18th and 19th century Europe and Noth America History Politics of culture issues, colionalism, national identity, gender and race)
  • Salgirli, Saygin (architecture of fourteenth-century Bursa, the first Ottoman capital)
  • Silver, Erin (queer and feminist art, visual culture, performance, and activism)
  • Smith, Tai (politics of mediation, gender, labor, and economy, Smith)
  • Soussloff, Catherine (Art, Art History, European Art, Performance Art, Performance Studies, Art Theory, Aesthetics, Philosophy of art, historiography and theory of European art)
  • Watson, D (Contemporary Canadian art, art issues and art theory)
  • Zeigler, Barbara (Visual Art (Print Media, Printmaking, Drawing, Installation Art, Video, and Collaborative/Public Art), Environmental Politics, Animal Studies, BC Salmon Populations )
 
 

September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
15 October 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
10 January 2018
International Applicant Deadline
10 January 2018

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