This page outlines requirements for the concentration in Visual Studies (BA, The Arts). Students can also study this subject as a minor or as part of a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). Arts majors can also choose the Arts in Context concentration,
in which they study visual studies along with a liberal arts discipline.
The Visual Studies concentration offers a distinctive approach to the study of the history and theory of art as well as the broader field of visual culture. Most Visual Studies courses are suitable for students at any level of training and experience
in the visual arts; any prerequisites are noted in the course descriptions.
Students must receive grades of C or better in all courses taken to fulfill concentration requirements. The Visual Studies concentration within the Arts major requires the following courses:
Total credits: 48-52
Courses should be chosen carefully, in consultation with the departmental faculty advisor. Students should track their progress using the program requirement worksheet for the year in which they declared their major in The Arts.
Students who declared earlier than 2015 should see their academic advisor for requirements.
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Program ContactProspective students with questions about the Visual Studies program can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Iliana Cepero-AmadorSpring 2019 Visual Studies Director and Departmental Faculty Advisorceperoai@newschool.eduSoyoung Yoon (on leave spring 2019)
Admission ContactOffice of AdmissionEugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
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Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.292.3040