John Cabot University, Rome:
John Cabot University (JCU) is a private, American liberal arts university in the heart of Rome, Italy. We offer a four-year Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History degre program in English. This program emphasizes art-historical theories and analytic methods with a strong focus on the visual arts of Europe, the Mediterranean and North America.Email: Contact us below
Given the University’s location at the geographical and temporal crossroads of Europe and the Mediterranean, the program places a strong emphasis upon the visual cultures of Rome and of Italy.
"I was accepted to the Master’s program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art for Art Business in New York City. The wonderful professors at JCU prepared me well for this program. The many onsite classes gave me the opportunity to use the entire city of Rome as my classroom."
- Susan, USA
BA in Art History Degree Program (4 years)
After an initial series of four foundation courses, majors develop their command of art history and its approaches through upper-level courses in a variety of pertinent subject areas. The major culminates in the fourth year, when each student selects a topic and works individually with a specialized faculty member to research and write a senior thesis.
BA in Art History Core Curriculum:
The core courses are aimed to provide the student with a solid foundation for the study of art history and prepare the student for their Senior Thesis.
1. World Art I.
Visual Culture from the Stone Age to Late Antiquity
2. World Art II. Visual Culture of the Medieval World
3. World Art III. Visual Culture of the Renaissance and Baroque World
4. World Art IV. Visual Culture of the Modern and Contemporary World
5. Introduction to Art-Historical Thinking
6. Three 200- or 300-level Art History courses in three of the four areas
i. Ancient Greco-Roman
ii. Late Antique, Medieval, Byzantine
iii. Renaissance, Baroque and 18thC
iv. Modern and Contemporary
7. One Studio Art course (100-300 level)
8. Research Practicum
9. Senior Thesis
Earning a bachelor’s degree in art history can constitute the first step toward a fascinating career in the field - for example, as a college professor, a museum or gallery curator, a museum educator, or a cultural officer in the diplomatic corps.
The skills gained through art historical training, especially analytic and critical thinking and effective writing, offer outstanding preparation for careers in law, journalism, marketing, media, secondary education and many other creative vocations.
Master of Arts (MA) Degree in Art History:
Duration: 15 months of full-time study
Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, this is the first US-accredited graduate degree program in art history based entirely in Rome.
The course guides students toward professional mastery of the materials and methods of art history, and places an emphasis on first-hand research in the archaeology, monuments, and museums of Rome.