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Art History: Nuestra Señora de los Remedios
Art History: Nuestra Señora de los Remedios

Application Information

Application Deadline: January 15 (domestic), December 1 (international) for the following fall semester.*
If you are an international applicant, click here.

Online Application: Applications to our graduate program must be submitted online through the Graduate School’s portal.

You may also review the entire Graduate Admission Application Process.

MA in Art History Application Information please click here
Prerequisites: The following are required for admission to the graduate program

  • A baccalaureate degree from an approved college with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
  • A score of 500 or higher on the verbal section of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). To learn about the revised GRE (introduced by ETS in August 2011) please visit http://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/know
  • A broad general background in history, literature, and philosophy.
  • An extensive background in art history.

In your application, you will need to indicate Art History as the area of your interest and the semester in which your graduate studies are to be initiated. Admission, if granted, will be valid only for that particular semester. Please follow all other guidelines and call our Graduate Program Coordinator if necessary: 303-492-2419

Essay: Applicants to the master’s program in art history are asked to write a 750 to 1,000 word essay in Part II, number 6 on the application form, addressing their experience in art history and objectives. The essay must be attached electronically to the online application.
Writing Sample: Applicants are required to provide a writing sample of approximately 10-20 pages. Typically, this is a paper submitted for an undergraduate class. The writing sample may be attached electronically to the online application or sent separately to the address below.
Transcripts: One official transcript must be sent directly from each institution attended by the applicant to the appropriate address below. Transcripts that are “issued to student” are not acceptable.

Domestic applicants (U.S. citizens and green card holders) send  to: Graduate Admissions, University of Colorado at Boulder, 553 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0553
International applicants send to: Office of Admissions/International University of Colorado Boulder 3100 Marine St., Suite A122 65 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA
For overnight or express mail delivery: Graduate Admissions, University of Colorado at Boulder, 3100 Marine St., Bldg RL3, Ste. A122 Boulder, CO  80303-1058

Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required. Each letter should be attached to the Recommendation Form and submitted either online (please follow the online instructions) or sent by the recommenders to the address below.  The top portion of the form must be filled out by the applicant and the bottom portion, by the recommender.
CV: optional
Fee: A $50.00 non-refundable application fee ($70 for international applicants) must accompany each application for graduate degree programs. It must be paid either online with a credit card or with a check or money order, drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to University of Colorado.
SASE: A self-addressed, stamped envelope may be submitted if you would like your material to be returned to you. Please do NOT send checks, cash, stamps, money orders, or postage coupons.
Written Statement: A written statement of the goals you hope to achieve while in graduate school.

Application materials should be addressed as follows: Graduate Program Coordinator Department of Art and Art History University of Colorado, 318 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0318 U.S.A.

MFA in Studio Arts Application Information please click here
In your application, you will need to specify the area of your interest (Ceramics, Painting & Drawing, iMap (photography, video, digital, integrated arts), Sculpture, Printmaking) and indicate the semester in which your graduate studies are to be initiated. Admission, if granted, will be valid only for that particular semester. Please follow all other guidelines and call our Graduate Program Coordinator if necessary: 303-492-2419.Artist Statement An artist statement about your work.Written Statement A written statement of the goals you hope to achieve while in graduate school.Transcripts One official transcript must be sent directly from each institution attended by the applicant to the appropriate address below. Transcripts that are “issued to student” are not acceptable.Domestic applicants (U.S. citizens and green card holders) should have their transcripts sent to: Graduate Admissions, University of Colorado at Boulder, 553 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0553 International applicants should have their transcripts sent to: Office of Admissions/International University of Colorado Boulder 3100 Marine St., Suite A122 65 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA For overnight or express mail delivery:Graduate Admissions, University of Colorado at Boulder, 3100 Marine St., Bldg RL3, Ste. A122 Boulder, CO  80303-1058 Letters of Recommendation Three letters of recommendation are required. Each letter should be attached to the Recommendation Form and submitted either online (please follow the Online instructions) or sent by the recommenders to the address below.  The top portion of the form must be filled out by the applicant and the bottom portion, by the recommender. Recommendation Form Fee A $50.00 non-refundable application fee ($70 for international applicants) must accompany each application for graduate degree programs. It must be paid either online with a credit card or with a check or money order, drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to University of Colorado. CV (optional) Portfolio Submission Portfolios, consisting of 20 images (not more, not less) must be submitted online through SlideRoom. Film/Video applicants must submit DVDs or VHS tapes (DVD preferred) mailed to the address below. SlideRoom (except Film/Video): go to https://colorado.slideroom.com (Flash 9 is required to run this program) which is an online system that accepts images and short videos. Images must be saved as .jpg, .png or .gif, up to 2MB each. The optimal image size for good image quality and fast upload is a maximum of 1280 x 1280 pixels @ 72 dpi. Videos must be in the .flv, .mov or .wmv format, under 20MB each. For technical assistance, contact support@slideroom.com. There is a $10 fee that must be paid to SlideRoom in order to complete the portfolio submission. DVD (for IMAP – Video and Film Track): a complete sample work and 3-5 additional one-minute clips. The description of images should include the applicant’s name, title, media, size, and the year work was completed. SASE A self-addressed, stamped envelope may be submitted if you would like your portfolio to be returned to you. Please do NOT send checks, cash, stamps, money orders, or postage coupons. Application materials should be addressed as follows: Graduate Program Coordinator Department of Art and Art History University of Colorado, 318 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0318 U.S.A.
 

Decisions regarding departmental fellowships and graduate appointments are made at the time of admission. Financial aid is handled through the Office of Financial Aid. Transfer Credit Up to 9 credit hours of applicable coursework may be transferred toward the MA (art history) degree and up to 18 credit hours toward the MFA (studio arts) degree.  Such credits must not have been used for any other degree. The transfer of credit process is initiated during a student’s second semester in the program.

*Application materials received after this deadline and incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Notifications regarding admission decisions will be sent to students via email or regular mail by April 15. The department cannot respond to phone requests regarding admission decisions before this date. When the initial application and application fee are received, a file will be activated. As additional materials come in, they will be added to the file until it is complete. Acknowledgement of receipt of application materials will be sent by email after the application deadline. Applicants may contact our Graduate Program Coordinator at 303-492-2419 before the application deadline in order to check on the status of their application.