Latin American Art History (Certificate)

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The Graduate Certificate in Latin American Art History is designed to provide the proper training for BFA and MFA students to teach the myriad art appreciation and art survey classes offered by universities and colleges throughout Texas and the United States.
 
The certificate will validate and underscore the credentials of the graduates for the numerous adjunct and lecturer hiring committees seeking individuals to teach these classes. Should the student so desire, this certificate will expedite the entrance into many prestigious art history Ph.D. programs throughout the United States.
  • Admission Requirements

    Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at www.utrgv.edu/gradapply. The university application fee of $50 ($100 for International Applicants) can be paid online by credit card or electronic check (in the online application). All application fees are nonrefundable.

    Step #2: Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to gradapps@utrgv.edu or mailed to:

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    The Graduate College
    Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
    1201 W. University Drive
    Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

     
    *Please Note: If you are a graduate of UTPA, UTB/TSC, or UTRGV you do not need to request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate College.

    Review and submit all Program Requirements:

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree or Bachelor of Arts (BA) with at least 60 hours of art from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent.
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
    • Personal  statement  detailing  professional  goals  and  reasons  for pursuing the graduate degree.
    • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

    Students whose native  language is not English  or  who studied at a University outside the U.S.:

    • TOWEL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet-based for the TOWEL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOWEL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. For additional information, visit the English Proficiency Exam section of our website.
    • Certified English translation of educational records.

    UPDATE ON INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS FROM U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT:

    • SEVP regulations prohibit the issuance of a Form I-20 based on conditional admission, effective July 13, 2016. University officials can only issue a Form I-20 when students have met all standards for admission for the program of study listed on the Form I-20. These standards for admission include any English proficiency requirements.

  • Program Contact

    Program Coordinator: Dr. Carlos De Souza

    Phone: 956-665-3483

    Office: Edinburg Campus, VABL 1214

    E-Mail: carlos.desouza@utrgv.edu


    Program Coordinator: Dr. Robert Bradley

    Phone: 956-665-2897

    Office: Edinburg Campus, VABL 1204

    E-Mail: robert.bradley@utrgv.edu

  • Deadlines

    Deadlines:

    Applications will be accepted year round and prospective students are encouraged to apply at least 2 months before classes start to ensure a timely application review.  Applying early will also give prospective students the best opportunity to be considered for scholarships and other possible funding opportunities.

    *Note:

    • This program only admits applicants during Fall and Spring semesters.
    • Students admitted only to a Certificate Program are not eligible to obtain a Student Visa from UTRGV.
  • Course Requirements

     
    Required Courses 18
    ARTS 6350: Art History Seminar I: Topics in European Art 3
    ARTS 6351: Art History Seminar II: Topics in American Art 3
    ARTS 6352: Art History Seminar III: Topics in Latin American Art Prior to A.D. 1521 3
    ARTS 6353: Art History Seminar IV: Topics in Latin American Art Since A.D. 1521 3
    ARTS 6354: Topics in Art History
    (taken twice) 6
     
    Total hours required for completion: 18

    Course Descriptions

    ARTS 6350: Art History Seminar I:Topics in European Art              [3‐0]

    Seminar/lecture on selected topics of European art history will be presented. Paper required.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    ARTS 6351: Art History Seminar II: Topics in American Art              [3‐0]

    Seminar/lecture on selected topics in American art history will be presented. Paper required.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    ARTS 6352: Art History Seminar III: Topics in Latin American Art Prior to A.D. 1521              [3‐0]

    Seminar/lecture on selected topics in of Latin American art prior to A.D. 1521 will be presented. Paper required.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    ARTS 6353: Art History Seminar IV: Topics in Latin American Art Since A.D. 1521              [3‐0] 

    Seminar/lecture on selected topics in of Latin American art since A.D. 1521 will be presented. Paper required.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    ARTS 6354: Topics in Art History              [3‐0]

    Seminar/lecture concerned with the philosophical overviews of selected art epochs will be presented. Paper required.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.