History of Art Master of Arts (M.A.)

Study Discipline: Arts & Humanities
Study Programme Details
City: Karlsruhe
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a captivating journey through the world of art with our Master of Arts (M.A.) program in History of Art at KIT. Over a standard period of two years, students delve into the rich tapestry of art history, earning a total of 120 credit points (ECTS). The program offers flexibility in course selection, allowing students to tailor their studies to their interests while fostering independent research skills. A highlight of the program is the completion of a master’s thesis, providing students with the opportunity to delve deeply into a chosen topic and demonstrate their scholarly expertise.


The History of Art program at KIT combines academic rigor with practical application, preparing students for a variety of careers in the field of visual culture. Through systematic study and hands-on experience, graduates develop a nuanced understanding of art history, architecture, and cultural theory. They gain expertise in analyzing artistic production across different periods and genres, equipped with the skills to navigate complex historical and aesthetic contexts.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in art history or related field
  • Proficiency in German (B1-level) for non-native speakers
  • Equivalent qualifications considered
  • Main subject study with focus on art history
  • Elective courses available within and outside art history
  • Master’s thesis worth up to 50 ECTS points

Tuition fee per semester:

  • International: 1500 EUR
  • Domestic: No tuition fee

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates are well-equipped for diverse career paths in academia, museums, galleries, and cultural institutions. With their interdisciplinary knowledge and research skills, they contribute to the preservation, interpretation, and dissemination of artistic heritage, shaping the future of art discourse and scholarship.

Visa Requirements:

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