Online Art History Degree

As an online art history degree student, you will gain knowledge and receive feedback from the same academics and scholars as your on-site counterparts.

In the School of Art History, you will be immersed in a comprehensive curriculum that will provide the skills and knowledge to help you pursue a career in the field. Hone your research and analytical skills as you build a strong foundation for the subject. Complement your art historical interests with relevant studio coursework online. 

Whether it be a role in a gallery or museum management, arts administration, education, curation, restoration, visual technology, antique connoisseurship, and more, you will gain a richer understanding of artistic production, and thus become a stronger art historian and critic.

Be part of our vibrant, creative community. Earn your online art history degree at your own pace, in your own time.

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How Online Courses Work at the Academy

The Academy provides the coursework—including beautifully produced videos, narrated slideshows, digital documents, interviews with experts, livestreams and more. As you complete assignments, you simply upload your work to the Academy’s custom-designed Learning Management System (LMS) where it’s shared with your class, and your instructor can leave visual markups, video, written and recorded feedback.

Your Information Hub

Visual, interactive and dynamic. You will find all your classes, profiles, news, assignments, grades, ESL support, support, and more in the Learning Management System (LMS). All tailored to make your online education rich and engaging.

Your Collaborative Space

Freely exchange thoughts, post work, and provide or receive constructive feedback—just like you would in a campus environment. You and your peers support and push each other, creating long-lasting connections that live beyond the course. You may not be on campus, but you’re not alone.

Your Studio & Gallery

Submit your artwork for evaluation, and if you’d like, include audio, video, and/or written descriptions of the work, and instructors can provide detailed feedback in the same way.

Enrollment is Now Open

Next semester is just around the corner

Learn Online

Our revolutionary online courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility. Our online programs are purpose-built to deliver art and design courses. Study on your own time, at your own pace. Combine online and on-site classes.

“Taking classes online really benefited me as a student in allowing me to hone in on each of my skills and develop them before I got a job in the industry.”

Mark Cofer
MFA Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media / Film Composer

Ghiberti Doors

Studying art history can bring the world around you alive. Ghiberti Doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti are one of the most magnificent pieces of art work in the world. A copy of the doors stands right here in San Francisco at Grace Cathedral.

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