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Graduate Programs in the Arts

The College Art Association’s 2013 directories of graduate programs in the arts are comprehensive resources of programs in fine art and design, art and architectural history, curatorial studies, arts administration, art education, and more that feature updated information about 630 programs in 400 schools in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond. Use code INFORMED when checking out through June 30, 2014, for a 15% discount on all print and e-book volumes.

  • Purchase print and e-book volumes (PDF or ePub files)
  • Search the CAA database of graduate programs in the arts to create and purchase a customized PDF based on your selected criteria.
  • Browse the database by institution and purchase individual institutional records as PDFs

Entries from the following program types are available:

  • History of Art and Architecture
  • Studio Art and Design
  • Curatorial and Museum Studies
  • Arts Administration
  • Art Education
  • Library Science
  • Film Production
  • Conservation and Historic Preservation

The directories are currently available for purchase as print and e-book volumes (PDF or ePub files), and as customized PDFs, created on demand, based on the customer's preferred search criteria. Anyone can search the directories online by program type, faculty specialization, awarded degrees, country, region, state, availability of health insurance, and whether or not part-time students are admitted, or browse the directories by institution and purchase individual institutional records as PDFs. Search results include the program type, its location, and the program name and description, while the purchased PDF gives an in-depth profile of each program (see sample entries).

About the Directories

The directories provide prospective graduate students with the information they need to begin the application process. These volumes are also key professional references for career-services representatives, department chairs, graduate and undergraduate advisors, librarians, professional-practices educators, and professors interested in helping emerging generations of artists and scholars find success.

Graduate Programs in Art History covers four program types: History of Art and Architecture, Arts Administration, Curatorial and Museum Studies, and Library Science. This directory integrates programs in visual studies into History of Art and Architecture. Similarly, Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts comprises four program types: Studio Art and Design, Art Education, Conservation and Historic Preservation, and Film Production. Studio Art and Design combines programs in fine art, digital media, and illustration with those in graphic, industrial, interactive, and object design.

Organized alphabetically by institution name within each program type noted above, entries describe curricula, class size, faculty specializations, admission and degree requirements, library and studio facilities, opportunities for fellowships and assistantships, and more. Readers can draw important conclusions from these facts, such as the possibility of receiving financial aid and the competitiveness of a program based on the amount of applications received and accepted. Need health insurance or housing while in school? Many programs provide details about what they offer.


Questions about ordering? Please contact Roberta Lawson, CAA office coordinator, at 212-392-4404. Orders for CAA publications are not refundable.

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