Art History / Histoire de l’art (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Arts (M.A.) / Master Recherche

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters

Start:

Winter and summer semester

It is recommended that students begin their studies in the winter semester.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Additional application via the Dijonbüro

Deadlines:

Winter semester: until March 31 at the Dijonbüro and April 1 - September 1 at the Student Office
(International applicants: Please contact the International Admission Office first)

Summer semester: until September 30 at the Dijonbüro and October 1 - March 1 at the Student Office
(International applicants: please contact the International Admission Office first)

Required Bachelor's degree:

Art History (B.A.)

Homepage:

Dijonbüro

Faculty:

Faculty 07: History and Cultural Studies

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject matter

The integrated master’s program Art History / Histoire de l’Art of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Université de Bourgogne, France, offers students the possibility to study the history and theory of fine and applied arts and architecture. The program is based on a comprehensive approach that covers different periods of art history. All modules are methodologically oriented and offer topics from late antiquity to the present. The teaching and research profile of the Institute of Art History and Musicology of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and of its French counterpart, the Département Histoire de l’Art of the Université de Bourgogne, is reflected productively in this cross-period approach. In addition to classic genres such as architecture, painting, graphics, sculpture and art handicraft the program also deals with photography and new media such as film, video and comic as well as with non-visual practices. Especially regarding European art and culture history, the bi-national point of view contributes to a reflection of the respective research traditions.

Master entrance requirements

In order to be admitted to the bi-national master’s programs in humanities and cultural studies, the applicants have to provide proof of advanced French language proficiency equivalent to five years of school education with a minimum grade of ‘sufficient’/five points or equivalent to level B2 (language test or DELF) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. University entrance qualifications from French-speaking or bilingual schools (Abi-Bac, which means the student obtains the German Abitur and the French Baccalauréat at the same time) are also considered proof of French language proficiency. In individual cases, the examination committee may also accept other forms of proof.

Subject-specific entrance requirement for the master’s program Art History is

a) the completion of a bachelor’s program with a standard period of study of at least six semesters at a German or foreign higher education institution (with at least 90 credit points in the field of art history) or a degree recognized as equivalent with a comparable content and amount of coursework

or

b) the completion of a bachelor’s program with a standard period of study of at least six semesters at a German or foreign higher education institution (with at least 60 credit points in the field of art history) or a degree recognized as equivalent with comparable content and amount of coursework as well as the successful completion of an interview. In individual cases, applicants may be admitted to the program under the condition that he or she attends additional courses in the field of art history.

If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline.

Applicants who have neither completed their university entrance qualification nor their degree at a German-speaking institution have to provide proof of German language proficiency equivalent to level DSH I of the ‘Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang ausländischer Studienbewerber’ (DSH).

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).