Graduate – M.A.

Masters of Arts Degree in Art History
The Masters of Arts Degree in Art History offers the opportunity for advanced study in Art History and Criticism. Because of San Antonio’s unique location and faculty, the emphasis of this program is on Art of the United States, Latin America and Spain, including Contemporary US Art and Criticism, Contemporary Mexican American, Latin American Colonial to Modern, Pre-Columbian, and Spanish art, as well as the cultural and artistic traditions of San Antonio’s immediate region. The MA in Art History is designed to prepare students for careers as teachers of Art History at the junior community college level and other arts related professions, or as a basis for entering doctoral studies elsewhere. Students in the MA program work closely with individual faculty members and members of San Antonio’s arts community during the course of study.

M.A. Program Mission

  • To provide a curriculum in Iberian, Pre-Columbian, and Latin-American Colonial to Modern and Contemporary US arts based on the strengths of the faculty and San Antonio’s unique location at the crossroads of the United States and Mexico
  • To allow students to work closely with individual faculty members and San Antonio’s professional arts community.
  • To prepare students to become teachers of art history at the junior/ community college level.
  • To prepare students for careers as curators, museum and gallery staff and art critics.
  • To provide a basis for entering doctoral studies in art history elsewhere. 

Course Descriptions

Areas of Study
Modern, Contemporary, Critical Theory and Latin American Art

Graduate Advisor of Record
Dr. Teresa Eckmann, Professor


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