Discover new insights about the evolution of art in the only art history master's program in South Carolina. You will gain skills for research and persuasion, plus mastery of art movements that influence culture to this day.
Exploring art movements, techniques, and developments from around the world, including genres as diverse as printmaking, architecture, sculpture and film. The M.A. in art history prepares you to conduct research, present it persuasively, and to pursue careers in teaching, curation, publishing, preservation and other fields.
Work with faculty mentors with a wide range of scholarly specializations.
Create connections with the McKissick Museum to facilitate research and work experience opportunities at local museums.
Stay financially strong while taking this program through paid assistantships and tuition waivers.
Receive one-on-one connections with faculty as you craft your research thesis.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Examining and interpreting images, graphics and visual data to gain insights and convey information effectively
Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Museum Manager
Job Titles of Alumni
- Associate Curator of Decorative Arts and Design
- Art History Instructor
- Gallery Administrator
- Chief Curator of Collections and Research
- Auction Houses
Employers of Alumni
- Gibbes Museum of Art
- McKissick Museum, University of South Carolina
- Aiken County Historical Museum
- University of South Carolina