Graduate School of Arts and Science
70 Washington Square South
New York City, NY 10012
M.A.-History of Art and Archaeology
New York University's Institute of Fine Arts is dedicated to graduate teaching and advanced research in the history of art and archaeology and the conservation of historic and artistic works. From its advantageous position on New York's Museum Mile, the Institute plays a vital role in the public dissemination and discussion of art historical research through an active program of lectures and conferences. The courses of study prepare students to enter careers in university teaching, museum work, independent research and writing, art criticism, and art conservation. Whatever their professional goals, Institute students gain a sound knowledge in the history of art and a foundation in scholarship and connoisseurship as a basis for critical judgment and research. To the student who goes beyond the master's degree to the doctorate, the Institute provides a deeper understanding of a major area of the discipline and develops a capacity for independent scholarship. Research is as important a part of the program as classroom instruction. In the course of its history since 1931, the Institute of Fine Arts has trained a high number of the world’s most distinguished art history professors, curators, museum administrators, and conservators.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City