Syracuse University invites applications for admission to the Florence Master of Arts program, devoted to the study of Renaissance Art.
For exactly fifty years the Department of Art & Music Histories at Syracuse University has conducted a special Master of Arts program devoted to the study of Renaissance art in Florence. This is the only MA art history program accredited in the United States where most of the study—two of the three semesters—is conducted in Italy.
By focusing on Italian Renaissance art, the program allows students to explore one period in depth from a variety of perspectives. Courses promote careful analyses of stylistic and technical information, detailed consideration of original audiences and historical settings, and close readings of Renaissance documents and texts. Students make original contributions to the field: they collaborate in a research project and present the results of their study at an annual Symposium in Florence. This experience serves as a point of departure for employment in the art world or continued studies in a Ph.D. program.
Candidates for this program should have pursued undergraduate studies in cultural history with emphasis on the visual arts and already acquired a working knowledge of the Italian language. Traditionally, the top four accepted candidates each year are offered full tuition remission and a living stipend for the duration of the degree program.
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For information about admission requirements and a link to the on-line application through the regular admissions process of Syracuse University’s Graduate School, go to:
The application deadline is January 1, 2014.
Professor and Coordinator, Art History Department and Graduate Program in Renaissance Art
Syracuse University in Florence
Piazza Savonarola, 15
50132 Firenze, Italy
+39 055 503 1377