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Special funding for out-of-province students

Up to $4,000 for undergraduate programs.
Up to $9,251 for Master's thesis programs.

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Learn about historical, modern, and contemporary art forms. Discover craft, fashion, photography, architecture, design, and new visual technologies. Explore cross-cultural perspectives, Indigenous methodologies, gender and queer theory, and so much more. Study at Concordia and join the next generation of art historians, curators, and critics. 

Photo by Zack Jarosz on Pexels

Photo by Zack Jarosz on Pexels
Photo by Zach Key on Unsplash
teamLab, Valley of Flowers and People: Lost, Immersed and Reborn, 2020

Adad Hannah, Aphrodite, 2008

Art History is interdisciplinary

Art History encompasses a study of sexuality, race and gender, business and economics, politics, culture and society. It depends on a vast array of theories and methods. What makes our department exciting and fairly unique is that professors’ research and the courses they offer explore a genuinely wide scope of topics and allow students to benefit from a broad understanding of what constitutes art in both historical and contemporary contexts.

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Important dates

The first day of the Summer 1 term is May 8. The DNE deadline is May 15, and the next DISC deadline is on June 19, 2024.

The first day of the Summer 2 term is July 2. The DNE deadline is July 9, and the DISC deadline is on August 12, 2024.

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Welcoming the New Chair

The Department is thrilled to welcome Dr. Nicola Pezolet as the Chair starting July1st for a three-year term. As Faculty member since 2013, Dr. Pezolet has supervised over 20 MA and PhD students, and supported our students and the department in the role of Graduate Program Director. His research focuses generally on the history, theory and criticism of art and architecture, with a special interest in the various intersections of the secular and the religious.

Nicola replaces Dr. John Potvin, who has served as Chair since 2021. We are grateful for Dr. Potvin's commitment to the continued success of our department through his careful consideration of faculty, staff and students, and his dedication to the growth of our curriculum and our department. 

Meet the new Chair

Current undergraduate students



Territorial Acknowledgement

We would like to begin by acknowledging that Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtià:ke/Montréal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

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