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Art History and Visual Culture (MA)

Art History and Visual Culture (MA)

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Earn a master of arts degree in art history and visual culture from Lindenwood University in an online or hybrid environment.

Master of Arts (MA) offered in On-campus, Online and Hybrid formats.

Earning a Master of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture

Earn your Master of Arts degree in Art History and Visual Culture online or in a hybrid environment at Lindenwood University in this state-of-the-art, top-ranked program. The M.A. in Art History and Visual Culture will provide you with a broad foundation and exploration of the visual arts and culture in various eras. You will develop a greater knowledge of the salient works of art through the exploration of diverse approaches and the examination of varied materials and work with professors who regularly publish and present internationally. These mentors will ensure students have real experience through new digital technologies, internships, teaching, and research. Traditional and contemporary approaches to the discipline are introduced with a firm grounding in research and methods as the field looks forward to the utilization of digital methods, AI, and virtual reality. The program seeks to reveal the structures within which works of art were produced, how they were utilized, and the manners in which visual culture communicates meaning. Build relationships with students and alumni all over the world in all areas of visual arts and personalize a degree that works best for you with a thesis or project track.

The online and hybrid MA in Art History and Visual Culture requires 30 credit hours. This flexibility allows you to combine online with traditional classroom courses in a schedule that works for you, or you can complete the degree entirely online.

The Art History and Visual Culture (MA) is offered in both traditional and online formats.

Required Equipment

This program has immersive reality technologies integrated throughout the curriculum and requires use of a virtual reality headset identified by the department and associated applications. Immersive realities, such as virtual reality, provide a fully immersive educational experience that leads to greater engagement and understanding of subjects covered in classes. Students are not only able to engage with the material, other students, and their instructor; they also can better understand the context of those relationships while immersed in the virtual environment. These experiences support the learning outcomes for the program and prepare students for use of these technologies in their professions.

This degree uses entirely Open Educational Resources or no-cost textbooks.

Program Recognition

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