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Art History, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #30 (BCR) Vancouver, Canada
Students in the PhD in Art History program are encouraged to situate art in its historical context, to analyze its impact on the world around us, and to develop theoretical frameworks that contribute to critical thinking and engage with debates in the field.
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Overview

The PhD program opens with the rigorous two-term required Methodology seminar led by two professors who are specialists in divergent areas. Seminar offerings within the Department are broad and diverse, and students are encouraged to take seminar coursework outside the Department as well. 

This typically provides our students with ways of complementing their art history courses either by pursuing their specialization or by extending the scope of their studies. We have well-established links with Social Geography, History, Anthropology, Women's Studies, the Institute of European Studies, the Institute of Asian Research, the Latin American Institute, and First Nations Studies, amongst others.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Early Medieval Art
  • Medieval Art
  • Art of the Renaissance
  • 17th and 18th-Century Art
  • 19th-Century Art
  • 20th-Century Art
  • Canadian Art
  • North American Architecture
  • Chinese Art
  • Japanese Art
  • South & Southeast Asian Art
  • Indigenous Arts of the Americas
  • Methodology of Art History
  • Historical Frameworks in Critical & Curatorial Studies
  • Contemporary Contextual Issues for Critical and Curatorial Practice
  • Case Studies in Exhibitions and Institutions

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Letters of recommendation 
  • Official transcripts
  • Academic history
  • Essay
  • CV

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8776 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8776 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4995 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4995 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Vancouver

  • 1590 - 2690 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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