Art History Graduate Minor

for the Graduate Minor in Art History

school director: Alan Mette

associate director & director of graduate studies: Joel Ross

graduate studies advisors:

MA; PhD in Art History: David O'Brien

MA; EdM; PhD in Art Education: Sarah Travis

MFA in Studio: Deke Weaver and Conrad Bakker

MFA in Photography: Luke Batten

MFA in Industrial Design: David Weightman

MFA in Graphic Design: Molly Briggs and Angelica Sibrian

MFA in Design for Responsible Innovation: Molly Briggs and Angelica Sibrian

MFA in Crafts: Billie Theide

overview of admissions & requirements:

overview of grad college admissions & requirements:

school website: School of Art + Design

program website: program website link

school faculty: Art + Design Faculty

college website: College of Fine & Applied Arts

department office: 138 Art and Design Building, 408 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 333-0642

The Graduate Minor in Art History is designed to provide UIUC graduate students, both at the master's and doctoral levels from any discipline, a foundation in the histories, theories and methods of art history and visual cultures. The Minor is taken in conjunction with, and is intended to complement the student’s work in their primary disciplines.

In addition to the minor requirements, students must also complete the requirements of their major degree. Students interested in the Art History Graduate Minor should contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Art History.

Graduate Degree Programs in Art & Design

Art & Design, MFA


Crafts, Design for Responsible Innovation, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Metals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

specialization: New Media

Art Education, EdM

Art Education, MA

Art Education, PhD

Art History, MA

Art History, PhD

Art History Minor


Applications are considered for Fall Semester admissions only. The Art History Program requires Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. International applicants or applicants who are not native English speakers must present a recent TOEFL score of at least 590 on the paper-based version, 250 score on the Computer-based exam, and a score of 96 on IBT exam. Applications are not currently being accepted for the concentration in Printmaking.

Graduate Teaching Experience

Although teaching is not a general Graduate College requirement, experience in teaching is considered an important part of the graduate experience for master and doctoral students.

Facilities and Resources

Resources for graduate students in art and design include the Krannert Art Museum’s excellent permanent collections and changing exhibitions; the Ricker Library of Art and Architecture, one of the largest art and architecture libraries in the nation; the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts; School of Art and Design facilities, which include extensive computer laboratories, digital photography and video editing equipment, wireless networking, ink-printing facilities, ceramic, woodworking, and metal shops, rapid prototyping and laser cutting, black/white and color darkrooms, shooting studios, and a wide selection of production and presentation equipment via reservation and checkout facility. A variety of lectures, symposia, musical programs, dramatic productions, and other cultural events associated with a large and progressive university complement the Art and Design Facilities.

Financial Aid

Fellowships, assistantships, and tuition and service fee waivers are awarded each year on a competitive basis, with consideration given to the applicant’s grade point average and, in the case of applicants for the M.F.A. programs, quality of creative work.

for the Graduate Minor in Art History

ARTH 593Theory and Methodology4
Two different 500-level graduate seminars in Art History chosen with the prior approval of the Graduate Minor Advisor.8
Total Hours12