What will I learn?

Are you active in various art scenes and other communities that pursue creative endeavors? At a local art museum, do you enjoy engaging with others in open discussions critiquing visual art and learning about its methodology, origins and meanings? If so, then you may be interested in studying Art History and Criticism.

UTSA’s Art History & Criticism Program

UTSA’s Art History and Criticism degree offers an extensive view of art historical studies in the context of a liberal arts education. The coursework includes surveying art from prehistoric times to the discovery of the Americas, along with studying contemporary and cultural art. Complemented with an art gallery and museum internship, this program emphasizes critical thinking, research and writing skills in order to prepare you for opportunities in careers requiring a liberal arts background, or pursuing graduate studies in art history or other related fields.

Skills and Interests for Art History & Criticism Majors

While many skills and interests translate to potential careers as an Art History & Criticism graduate, some are more commonly sought after than others. Art History & Criticism may be a good fit for you if:

• You enjoy learning
• You enjoy working with others
• You are a good planner
• You are well organized
• You are detail oriented

Careers in Art History & Criticism

Top job titles for Art History & Criticism graduates include:

• Curator
• Museum Director
• Archivist

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$25,606.00 (19,00,925) per year
Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

23 August 2021, 18 January 2022


College of Liberal and Fine Arts

University of Texas at San Antonio,

One UTSA Circle,



78249, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Possess equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma. Minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale).

For international students

Possess equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma

Minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale)

English Language Proficiency:

A TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT) score of 79 or greater.

A TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT) score of 550 or greater.

An IELTS score of 6.5 or greater.

A PTE Academic score of 58 or greater.

A Cambridge C1 Advanced minimum scale 180 grade C or higher.

Application Deadlines:

Fall: June 1

Spring: Nov 1

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.