Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

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Art History (MA)

Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Fine Arts
Field of Study:Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Library, Archive, Museum and Art Gallery Managers


Founded in 1973, Concordia’s MA in Art History is one of Canada’s longest standing and foremost graduate programs in our discipline: it offers extensive seminar offerings every year, focused on various thematic issues related to our faculty’s current research on medieval, Renaissance, modern, and contemporary art and architecture from across the globe (including print culture, photography, interior design, craft, and fashion).

Each professor presents to their students various theories and methodologies that are broadly relevant in the field today (such as decolonizing methodologies, postcolonial theory, queer theory, social art history, sensory studies, etc.) The program also offers the possibility of pursuing an internship in a museum, a gallery or at another local cultural organization in Montreal. Once their coursework is completed, students undertake, alongside their supervisor, a directed review of sources and then write a thesis that is an original and topical contribution to art historical scholarship.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants must have a Bachelor of Fine Arts or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Art History or approved equivalent with at least a B+ average in the major area.
    Application Notes :
  • BFA or a BA with a major in Art History or approved equivalent with at least a B+ average in the major area.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on February 16, 2023

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