John Cabot University Launching Art History Masters Program in Fall 2017
John Cabot University announced earlier this year that it is slated to launch a Master of Arts in Art History program, the first US-accredited MA in the history of art based entirely in Rome, in Fall 2017. The intensive three-semester program is designed to engage students through direct study of the Eternal City’s rich resources in the form of museums, archaeological sites, and archives. Stressing the study of visual culture and development of primary research skills, the program’s curriculum culminates in a thesis project and capstone professional apprenticeship.
Lila Yawn, John Cabot Professor of Art History and also Director of the MA program, sees the promise and potential of this new degree offering given the wealth of resources within a stone’s throw of the university’s central Trastevere location:
“An MA in art history is the next logical step for the university, given the success of our existing programs, our international, research oriented faculty, and the astounding wealth of art and art-historical documentation available in Rome… . From our campuses you can easily walk to the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Library, the Capitoline Museums, and dozens of other monuments, libraries, and art collections of world-class importance and impact.”