Become a significant voice in critical discourse on art and culture. The critical analysis, evaluation, and discussion of art and culture is often how most people become aware of important innovation and development in the field. The MA in Critical Studies degree provides a pathway to professional practice or further study at the doctoral level through an in-depth grounding in critical theory and analysis.

Critical Studies (MA)

Meet Our Students

Jess Bither

A double major in art history and English from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Jessica Bither '13 recently saw her photographs of an exhibition at the Arlington Arts Center featured on the news site


Renwick Heronimo

Born in Aruba, Renwick Heronimo '13 studied architectural design and fine arts in the Netherlands and the U.S. He returned to the Caribbean in 1992, where he participated as both an artist and curator in numerous international exhibits and cultural projects for more than a decade, eventually directing an experimental art space. He is currently based out of Washington, DC.

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