Master’s Program Synopsis (Critical and Curatorial Studies)
Number offered to graduate students: Typically 7 to 8 annually
Number whose enrollment is limited to graduate students: All
Full-time residency requirement: 2 years (30 credits)
Average number of years for residency: 2
Foreign language requirement: 1 foreign language*
The CCST Program requires 30-credits of which 18-credits are in Critical Curatorial Studies; these include CCST 500 and 501, CCST 502, CCST 503 and CCST 504. The remaining 12-credits may be chosen from Art History or from other departments as per the following guidelines.
- A minimum of 6-credits must be selected from the graduate level courses in Art History, ARTH course designation.
- Up to 6-credits of course work may be from outside the department.
- Up to 6-credits of course work at the 400 level may be counted towards the degree.
- Students can repeat a seminar if the content is substantially different and if it is taught by a different instructor.
* Courses taken to fulfill the language requirement are not counted toward the required credits for the MA degree.
- ARTH 531 (3/6) Early Medieval Art
- ARTH 533 (3/6) Medieval Art
- ARTH 535 (3/6) Art of the Renaissance
- ARTH 537 (3/6) 17th and 18th-Century Art
- ARTH 539 (3/6) 19th-Century Art
- ARTH 540 (3/6) 20th-Century Art
- ARTH 543 (3/6) Canadian Art
- ARTH 548 (3/6) North American Architecture
- ARTH 551 (3/6) Chinese Art
- ARTH 553 (3/6) Japanese Art
- ARTH 555 (3/6) South & Southeast Asian Art
- ARTH 561 (3/6) Indigenous Arts of the Americas
- ARTH 571 (6) Methodology of Art History
- CCST 500 (3) Historical Frameworks in Critical & Curatorial Studies
- CCST 501 (3) Contemporary Contextual Issues for Critical and Curatorial Practice
- CCST 502 (3) Case Studies in Exhibitions and Institutions
- CCST 503 (3) Graduate Practicum in Curatorial Studies (CCST students only)
* Not all courses are offered every year.
For complete details and requirements, please see the MA in Critical and Curatorial Studies Program brochure: DOWNLOAD