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PhD Program

Program Requirements

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  • Art History Theory and Criticism VA76
  • Art Practice Concentration VA77
YEAR ONE
  • VIS 200
  • VIS 204
  • VIS 206 or VIS 220 (offered in alternating years)
  • VIS 207 (Art Practice Concentration)
  • VIS 500
  • VIS 502
  • VIS 299 with Provisional Advisor
  • AH Breadth
  • AH Breadth
  • Language courses (if needed)

YEAR TWO

  • VIS 207 (Art Practice Concentration)
  • VIS 206 or VIS 220 (offered in alternating years)
  • VIS 210-219 Theory/Practice
  • AH Breadth
  • AH Breadth
  • AH Seminar
  • AH Seminar
  • AH Seminar
  • AH Seminar
  • AH Seminar
  • AH Seminar
  • Language courses (if needed)

YEAR THREE

  • VIS 207 (Art Practice Concentration)
  • VIS 295 w/Committee Chair
  • Additional courses to prepare for Qualifying Exam

Interdiciplinary Specializations-Courework is in Addition to Visual Arts curriculum requirements

Language Requirement

Language Exam Form

Each graduate student must complete two language exams prior to scheduling their qualifying exam.

Submit completed forms to vis-grad@ucsd.edu

Advancement to Candidacy

TBD

Dissertation Defense

TBD

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PhD Annual Conference

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