Taught course

MA in Art History and Visual Culture

Richmond, The American International University in London · Richmond, The American International University in London

Entry requirements

US Bachelors degree from an accredited institution, or UK first degree with minimum second class honours, or an overseas equivalent as determined by the University. Relevant work experience is welcomed and may, on occasion, be accepted in lieu of a first degree, but is not required.

Months of entry


Course content

Focusing on intercultural issues in the visual arts, preparing graduate students for both Doctoral work and careers in the arts and creative cultural industries. The programme is distinctive in two ways. Firstly, engaging students with an academic curriculum in tune with current interdisciplinary trends in visual culture, exploring a variety of visual art across cultures and through time, particularly in terms of what is happening on the contemporary global art scene.

Secondly, giving students the skills and experience, including classes on professional practice and an accredited internship, for successful career placements in the arts and creative cultural industries.

4 facts about the programme:

  1. One year program in central London with access to world class galleries, museums, libraries and archives
  2. Unique intercultural orientation and engagement with contemporary art in a global setting
  3. Accredited internship and courses equipping students with professional skills
  4. Small classes (average 10-15 students) and close supervision from faculty engaged in research-led teaching

Information for international students

Applicants who are not from a majority English speaking country will be asked to supply evidence of their English language skills which will usually be an IELTS with 6.5 overall and no element below 6.0.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)20 8332 9000
+44 (0) 20 8332 1596