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Course Requirements

Prerequisites

Before completing the program, students must be able to demonstrate reading level equivalency in French by passing ART 560 Reading and Translating French. This requirement may be waived if the student passes the CLEP or FLATS French translation exam. Please contact the Learning Enrichment Center at APU for more information about cost and registering for the CLEP or FLATS exams. The FLATS exam must be taken on the APU campus; the CLEP exam must be taken at a designated testing facility. Please note that students are not allowed to take the CLEP exam in their last semester at APU. The process for the FLATS exam can take up to two months for grading.

Course Requirements

A minimum of 36 semester units are required to complete this program. All units of credit offered at Azusa Pacific University are semester units.

Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism, M.A. (online) Requirements36–39 units
Fall Term
Fall 1 Session
ART 550
History of 19th-Century Art, Criticism, and Theory
3
ART 565
Methodologies of Art History
3
ART 618
MA Thesis I: Research
3
Fall 2 Session
ART 555
History of 20th-Century Art, Criticism, and Theory
3
ART 575
Writing Art Criticism
3
ART 570
Theories and Practices of Abstraction
3
ART 625
MA Thesis II: Writing
3
Spring Term
Spring 1 Session
ART 615
Modernism and Religion
3
ART 576
The Modern Object
3
ART 618
MA Thesis I: Research
3
Spring 2 Session
ART 600
Regional Modernism
3
ART 605
Modernism and the Museum
3
ART 625
MA Thesis II: Writing
3
Summer Term
ART 577
Visual Culture
3
ART 560
Reading and Translating French*
3

*See prerequisites; units may be transferred in or waived.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of graduate art history program does APU offer?
APU’s art history master's program is an online degree that focuses on modern and contemporary art.

How many units are in this program?
The program requires 36–39 semester units.

Is financial aid available?
Several types of financial aid, ranging from federal loans and state grants, to fellowships and scholarships, are available. Learn more about the financial aid opportunities available to you.

How often will I need to be online for this program?
You must be online sufficiently throughout each week to participate in threaded discussions and to complete all assignments by their designated deadlines. However, there is no prescribed amount of time or designated time that you will be required to be online because assignments and their deadlines will vary throughout each course.

Will I have to complete any part of my Online Master of Arts in Modern Art History program at an APU campus location?
No. You can complete your degree entirely online. No campus visits or meetings are required.

How soon can I finish this program?
This program can be completed in 24 months.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.