SACI's Master of Arts in Art History students live in the city that, during the Renaissance, revolutionized art and has since served as an inspiration and catalyst for generations of artists and art historians. They work in an environment of rigorous critical inquiry at an institution known for its formation of creative contemporary artists and scholars. They encounter great artworks not only in museums, but in the venues for which they were intended: churches and other public buildings, squares, gardens, and private houses throughout Italy and elsewhere in Europe. They have the rare opportunity to conduct research at the Uffizi Gallery's Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, and are able to learn art conservation and diagnostic techniques that they can apply to art-historical study in their selected areas.
At no additional cost, students travel to art-historically important sites and major museums throughout Italy and elsewhere in Europe to deepen their understanding of Italian art and its relationship to art in Europe and throughout the world.
By exploiting fully the advantages available to scholars only through advanced study in Florence, graduates of the MA in Art History program will be highly competitive when seeking admission to doctoral programs in Art History and, upon completion of these programs, will be uniquely qualified to teach at colleges and universities.
Authorized by the Delaware Department of Education to confer a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art degree with an emphasis in Painting or Drawing, and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Photography, A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Communication Design, an
Those whose native language is not English who have not demonstrated English-language proficiency through prior study at a US institution will be required to take the TOEFL and have their TOEFL scores sent directly by ETS to SACI’s Admissions Office.