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History of Art and Architecture

Students in the Department of History of Art and Architecture are able to study in a wide array of areas including: ancient, medieval, early modern (Renaissance, 17th, and 18th centuries), modern, contemporary, East Asian, African, and Latin American art and architecture, and history of photography.

The department's faculty consists of historians of the major periods of Western, African, and East Asian art and architechture, representing a broad spectrum of the discipline's methodologies and specialties. Courses offered at Harvard and the nearby Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) may be taken for credit free of charge by history of art students with the approval of the department.

Additional resources: Access to the holdings of the RISD Museum and the library of the Rhode Island School of Design, adjacent to the Brown campus; use of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World for students interested in antiquity; collections of the Bell Gallery, the John Hay Library, and the John Carter Brown Library; an extensive slide library housed in the List Art Center; and electronic visual resources in development.

Completion Requirements
A.M.: Minimum of 10 courses including no fewer than six departmental seminars (two of which must be 2000-level), including Methods of Research, Practicum, and Research Roundtable Seminar; reading knowledge of at least two foreign languages to be decided on by the student's advisor in consultation with the student; revised seminar paper submitted as an A.M. equivalent or qualifying paper.

Ph.D.: Fulfillment of the AM requirement above, general examination (written and oral), dissertation colloquium, and dissertation.

Admission Information
Admission requirements: Writing sample required

GRE General: Required
GRE Subject: Not required
Application deadline: January 2