Students choosing the concentration in Art and Culture focus on the analysis, history, and creation of visual media and culture, including art, film, theater, and more.

Requirements for the Concentration in Art and Culture

The Concentration in Art and Culture prepares students for a range of careers or further graduate study, including media work, museum work, teaching, public relations, the non-profit sector, public history and the arts.

Students selecting this concentration complete five courses in the Arts and Culture concentration. Among those five courses, they must choose two of the following:

  • FA 510: Praxis: Visual Arts
  • FA 523: Praxis: Movement Arts
  • ENG 535: Film Genres and Genders
  • PHI 535: Aesthetics
  • HUM 572 Topics in Arts and Culture

The remaining three courses may be selected from any coursework listed as Arts and Culture (AC).

All M.A. in Humanities program candidates are required to complete the following:

HUM 510 Methods and Materials of Humanities Research
HUM 598 Master’s Thesis I
HUM 599 Master’s Thesis II

The successful M.A. candidate will complete 10 courses, which includes two courses of Master’s Thesis, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Graduate course credit will be awarded only for earned grades of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.

All course work and degree requirements must be completed within six years of taking the first class in the M.A. Program. Appeals for extension of the six-year limit must be submitted in writing to the Program Director.