- Interested in artistic motive?
- Understand the relationship between culture and art throughout history?
- Do you know the importance of a Roman mosaic or the significance of DaVinci?
- Ready to broaden your humanistic background?
- Want to heighten your understanding of the dimensions of multiculturalism?
If the answer is yes, the Warnborough Cultural Art History PhD could be exactly what you are looking for!
The realm of art transcends the boundaries of time, place, religion, politics, economics and culture.
Art is where cultural, creative and historical characteristics are expressed–in timeless works that ultimately belong to us all. Cultural Art History more fully explores the cultural cross-fertilization of traditions manifested in works of art—and the influences underlying their production. In addition, Cultural Art History explores the ongoing fascination for and importance of works of art—over time—from multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. Art history has never been more significant in the broad cultural fabric.
- teaching, most likely at the college level
- law, program development
- museum and gallery work
- art dealership
- art therapy
- fine arts
- travel and tourism
- art criticism, creative writing and journalism.
Graduate learners typically work with their mentors to combine modules into customized programs, suited to their goals for graduate study. Read the complete graduate module descriptions for information as well as ideas! Think of them as a set of guidelines, rather than a set of rules. The descriptions will give you a sense of the knowledge and skills you need to develop. They will also give you ideas on areas you may wish to pursue most aggressively, in your graduate program.
The Cultural Art History PhD. program will offer learners contact with diverse art historical methods. It will survey the major periods of American, Western European and Eastern artistic traditions. Alongside this, it will examine other artistic traditions, forms, genres and perspectives— while concentrating on an area of specialization. Issues and special topics and problems are an important facet of graduate study. Graduate learners will be expected to achieve a detailed understanding of their chosen cultural art historical area.
Students may also choose to embark on a research-only program.
Cultural Art History learners can participate in our annual Conference on the Arts.
160 ECTS credits:5 compulsory modules: 40 credits (8 credits each)
9 elective modules: 112 credits (8 credits each)
Dissertation: 48 credits
The following modules are compulsory: (5 modules, 8 credits each, total of 40 credits)
- CAH501 Library Methodology
- CAH502 Conducting Research in Art History
- CAH503 Critical Writing in Art History
- CAH 504 Theory and Interpretation
- Choose one from the following modules
- CAH505 The Business of Art History OR
- CAH600 Museum Practices
The following modules are elective: (9 modules, 8 credits each, 72 total of ECTS credits)
A Choice of 2 Module selected from CAH 801 through CAH 815
A Choice of 5 Modules in the major area of art historical emphasis (Western or non-Western)
A Choice of 2 Modules selected from any of the Special Topics options related to your chosen area of expertise
A Choice of 2 Modules specifically designed by your mentor, with your input, related to your subject matter but of an interdisciplinary nature
A Choice of 2 Modules outside of the major area of study (Western, non-Western, or topical)
After the acceptance of the dissertation by the College, an oral defense (viva voce) may be required. Upon satisfactory completion of all requirements, students will receive the Cultural Art History PhD. There are no other exit points in the program. Students will receive credit for modules successfully completed.
Learners may be exempt from certain modules (modules) in the curriculum, based on prior modules taken, and/or a demonstrated knowledge of art history and related disciplines. Modules taken at any time during the learner’s career may be counted, if they fulfill appropriate requirements.
Elective modules are selected from a wide range of options. Learners may be exempt from elective module pre-requisites, based upon their previous module work and experience, and demonstrated research and writing skills.
This program is offered via distance learning.
Individual programs can be structured in module formats; can be project/research directed, or can combine these options. At the doctoral level, learners are expected to be highly self-motivated and capable of independent work. All learners are also required to actively participate in and contribute to the Warnborough Online Management System (LMS).
The Canterbury Arts Conference is sponsored by Warnborough College Ireland each year, and students are actively encouraged to participate in this. It is a great opportunity to present research or workshops, and to meet other like-minded contacts.