Art, Art History, and Design

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Graduate Program Information

Degrees Offered

Application Requirements

  • GRE General Test (required for art history; not required for studio and design)
  • TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English
  • Portfolio
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline

  • Fall: February 1 (Note: Art History will not be accepting applications during the Fall 2018 application season.)

Art, Art History, and Design

The graduate program in Art, Art History, and Design is a multidimensional program in which students engage in studio art, design, or art history—with concentrations available within each discipline. Students in the program develop visual literacy and the skills to conceptualize, fabricate, and evaluate works of art through coursework and a system of independent studies tailored to individual interests. The program aims to prepare students for professional practice as artists, designers, art history scholars, and arts educators. Read more about graduate studies in Art, Art History, and Design at Notre Dame.

Program Statistics



Director of Graduate Studies
Robin Rhodes
Telephone: (574) 631-7602
Fax: (574) 631-6312

Financial Support

Tuition Scholarships
Professional Development

Cost of Living

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