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  1. Hi All, I am struggling in deciding between UChicago MAPH and NYU IFA. I know both programs have been said to be "cash cow" programs, but they seem to be the only two options that I have now... I am interested in post-war American art and modern/contemporary art in East Asia, and currently do not plan to apply PhD afterwards. Both programs have faculty that fit my interests. I knew more about IFA, since I was an undergrad in NYU, but I still don't have a very concrete idea about the MAPH program, as I have heard many different sides of stories about it. From the virtual sessions I attended, I feel faculty at IFA are more supportive. But I might get a more intensive research experience and better academic resources on campus at UChicago.. If anyone can share some insights about which program is more reputed in the art field, I would really appreciate it! I would also really appreciate if any current students or alumni from the two programs can share your experience! Thanks!
  2. Hi All! I just discovered the forums here recently and have found the posts really helpful. I am planning to apply to MA programs in Art History for admission in Fall 2022. My interest is global modern/ contemporary art, with particular focus on post-war American art and modern/ contemporary East Asian art. I am interested in critical theory on race and gender, post-colonial studies, and philosophy of art. I have decided to apply to Masters instead of PhDs and doing research on grad schools in these months. I am primarily considering schools in the U.S. and realized that most of top schools only have PhDs and only a few offer MA. So for now, I am considering Columbia (MODA), NYU IFA, Williams, and UChicago (MAPH but it's only one year ;( so don't know if it's a good idea). I am struggling in deciding whether I should also apply to UPenn, because I feel they don't have a lot of classes on modern/ contemporary art and theories (?) Although I see 2-3 faculty who have similar research interests that I would like to work with.. I would really appreciate if anyone can give me some info about UPenn's program and any school/ application suggestions or just general advice !!
  3. I was accepted into both and am trying to decide which to accept. Anyone have any insight into the relative strengths of each program? Sending strength to everyone else out there making tough decisions!
  4. Hi everyone! I am planning on applying to art history masters programs and was wondering if anyone knew the answers to the following questions: 1. Does Case Western's art history masters give a full tuition remission and stipend or just the Art History + Museum Studies masters? 2. Does Hunter College give funding? 3. Does anyone know about the prestige of UNC Chapel Hill's masters program? 4. If a school has waived the GRE does it work against me to not send it in?
  5. Tatiana135

    CV Help

    Hi there, so I am currently doing my CV and I need some help. I'm applying to an MA in Art History, specifically to study Contemporary Art. Right now I volunteer for this art group that puts on art shows. I have helped them with advertising, choosing some of the art, brainstorming with the theme, and helped set up for the art show. I don't know if I should create a section called Exhibits and include the art shows I have worked. I was not the curator, just helped out with opinions, so should I include them anyways? Also is it bad to have bullet points and sentences? Or should I just stick to one? I have heard from people that bullet points are bad for CV's but I can't find that anywhere online. As for the sentences should they be short, or could they be long? It's a bit confusing with all of the different CV examples out there. I tried finding some good examples and the ones that I've found from Art History professors never even explain their Professional Experience or anything else, they just list it. I come from a BA in Anthropology, so I feel like I do have to make comment on what I was doing.
  6. Hi there! I am applying for fall 2021 and I was wondering if anyone knew of any good master’s programs where the professors and the classes have knowledge around Social Justice Art. I mainly want to concentrate on the intersection of art and social movements. I know NYU And UPenn has some pretty good professors for that but I was just wondering of more. Anything to do with Queer and Feminist Theory, as well as Latinx art. Thanks for your help and let me know if you need any more info this is my first time posting.
  7. Hi all, I'm a prospective MA in Art History candidate, and I was hoping someone would be willing to look over my writing sample (or at least parts of it, don't want torture you). My paper in short is examining the Civil Rights Movement's visual and sociopolitical legacy upon Black Lives Matter Movement photojournalism. Also, I know programs vary in capping the writing sample length. So for example, are we expected to edit 50 page essay to read cohesively like it's 20 pages, OR is it up to us which set of pages we cut out or choose to submit? Hopefully that made sense. Here's a little preview. God, I hate re-reading it, but shit's gotta get done. Please PM me if you're able to read more, thank you so much ahead of time!!! You'll have the undying gratitude of this stressed out student "...By the mid 20th century, the role of photographic imagery was integral to influencing the course of a social movement and hardening our collective narratives and memories. In the present day, photography remains a powerful tool in capturing the fleeting reality of an event as well as providing a more layered, nuanced form of storytelling. In essence, photography “makes the random, accidental, and fragmentary details of everyday existence meaningful while preserving the actual details of the scene.” It “simultaneously hosts an internal dialogue (content, style, the transformation of reality into a two-dimensional representation) and an external dialogue that changes as the time changes.” Consequently, the context surrounding photos and their transmission is a significant site to study. Whether consciously or unconsciously, contemporary photographers are appropriating the iconography from its predecessors of the Civil Rights Movement. Although the interpretation and contexts surrounding Civil Rights photographs have engendered different responses, they still deeply inform contemporary anti-racism movements, one of the most prominent ones being Black Lives Matter (BLM). This paper argues that photography from the Civil Rights Movement and Black Lives Matter share profound similarities in their construction, transmission, and interpretation of social protest images. Although BLM images have changed in conforming to present day modes of visual transmission, the contextual and visual parallels are crucial to recognize. Photographs from both the civil rights era and BLM can offer a “particular framing(s) of news events offered in newspapers through their selection and omission, depiction, symbolism and lexical context (caption and headline).” 3 This paper will thus focus on key protest images from both movements and put them into dialogue with one another."
  8. Hi there, so I am currently trying to apply to an MA program in Art History. Currently, I'm looking at NYU, Williams, Bard, UPenn, SAIC, and Columbia. I'm getting a bit nervous since my BA was in Anthropology with a minor in Classical Civilizations. My focus was in Roman and Greek Art so I did take a good amount of art history classes. The problem is I want to switch over to contemporary art with a focus on social movements. Is that going to be hard to achieve? Also would anyone happen to know any professors/programs that center on contemporary art with a focus on social movements? I know that NYU and UPenn seem to have pretty good professors and courses that have such focus, but was just wondering of more. Since first finding this site I keep on hearing a lot about Boston University and Courtauld. Thanks for the responses!
  9. I've been looking into the MA programme at John Cabot University based in Rome, and I was wondering what people thought of it? If anyone has been through the programme or is looking into it as well? And if anyone disapproves then for what reasons?
  10. Hello! I was a Political Science/Theology major for my B.A. I graduated from a liberal arts college with a 3.84. I got decent GRE scores: 163 verbal 153 quant. I have been wanting to make a career transition into art history, and I am well-studied in the subject for someone who has only done independent study. I think I might like to pursue Ph.D. level work in Art History, so I want to do my M.A. somewhere reputable. Does it seem unlikely I'd be admitted to a reputable MA (like Williams) without doing some undergrad or community college art history course work first? Also any thoughts on the Corcoran school at GW? Thanks in advance for any advice : )
  11. Greetings, I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to help me understand what might be the differences between art history MA programs of Boston University, NYU (IFA), Tufts, and Columbia. I was accepted to all of them except for Columbia, which I am still waiting on. My primary concern is with the strengths of the programs and I would like to focus on Western pre-modern art and architecture. My first inclinations are towards Columbia and IFA due to program description, location and school notoriety (which I admit is superficial). Tufts and BU are clearly considered to be very good schools but at the end of the day we're comparing specific programs and the chances of securing employment afterwards, either in these cities or abroad. It just seems like New York based schools will have an inherent advantage but that could be a misguided perception. I could very well not be accepted to Columbia and then the choice would be between IFA, BU, and Tufts. Part of me wants to stay in Boston because my rent would be covered, it's a more relaxed environment, and maybe would be less competitive.However, New York is a wonderful city to study art history with more resources and I am familiar with the city because I earned my BA from Hunter College. I like the idea of a smaller school like Tufts but I am afraid it will not be recognized for art history as well as the other schools might be, especially the NY ones. Any insight would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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