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Master of Arts in Art History
The Master of Arts in Art History (MAAH) degree offered by the American College of the Mediterranean is a one-year Master’s degree leveraging ACM’s strategic location in Southern France. The program builds on ACM's and the Institute for American Universities' academic tradition as one of the first American institutions abroad to create a full studio art and art history curriculum founded on the rich art and art historical traditions of the south of France and, in particular, Aix-en-Provence. The founders of IAU had this in mind as they formulated a full art curriculum which grew out of a studio painting course started by Léo Marchutz in 1960. Its defining characteristic resides in the educational principle that any art-related study should combine in a holistic manner the three disciplines of art history, studio practice, and critical studies. The artistic traditions of the south of France and the Mediterranean Basin will naturally serve as the intellectual backbone of the Masters of Arts in Art History. The MAAH is a thirty-six credit hour, one-year program consisting of 4 three-credit Art History courses chosen in review with a Faculty Advisor, 2 three-credit Critical studies courses, 1 three-credit studio art course in painting and drawing, 1 three-credit January traveling seminar, 2 three-credit French Acquisition courses, 1 3-credit internship (optional and can be replaced by additional art history or studio art course) and a final three-credit Master’s thesis presentation and review. A Master’s Thesis prospective will be submitted in the second semester for approval by the student’s advisor. Students will continue to work on the thesis paper with their advisor and submit no later than July 1st for successful completion of the program. The advisor will help determine the student’s particular thesis’ area of focus.
Financial Aid: Yes
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 700 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 25,200 USD