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The American College of the Mediterranean

Master of Arts in Art History (MAAH)

The American College of the Mediterranean, 13604 Aix-en-Provence


An American University Experience in the Heart of the Mediterranean


27, Place de l’Universite BP 30970
13604 Aix-en-Provence, France



The Master of Arts in Art History (MAAH) degree offered by the American College of the Mediterranean is a one-year Master’s degree leveraging ACM’s strategic location in Southern France. The program builds on ACM's academic tradition as one of the first American institutions abroad to create a full studio art and art history curriculum founded on the rich art and art historical traditions of the south of France and, in particular, Aix-en-Provence. The founders had this in mind as they formulated a full art curriculum which grew out of a studio painting course started by Léo Marchutz in 1960. Its defining characteristic resides in the educational principle that any art-related study should combine in a holistic manner the three disciplines of art history, studio practice, and critical studies. The artistic traditions of the south of France and the Mediterranean Basin will naturally serve as the intellectual backbone of the Masters of Arts in Art History.

Academic Fields
    Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
    Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
    European History.
    Art/Art Studies, General.
    Master's, MAAH, Master of Arts in Art History

    Full Time, On-Campus


    master's degree in art history, art history, European Art, Mediterranean Art, European studies,the Mediterranean, Mediterranean Studies, Aix-en-Provence, France, degree abroad, cultures, languages


    With our main campus in Aix-en-Provence, France, and satellite campuses in Spain and Morocco, ACM is the ideal setting for students interested in pursuing their education at an American institution that is dedicated to exploring the important relationship between Western Europe and North Africa. When you choose to participate in one of our graduate degree programs, you are choosing to become part of a unique group of young scholars who challenge the dominant discourses that plague our world today. Students are challenged to disentangle the complexities of racial identity, class struggle, and gender segregation in Europe and North Africa. ACM welcomes students from all backgrounds and identities and encourages them to fully engage in the rich and complicated history of the Mediterranean. Beyond the successful completion of an undergraduate degree, there are no prerequisites specific to the MA in Art History. Successful applicants show how their own interests and talents have led them to their paths of study and growth. The best preparation you can do for your application is to review our website, see what we do, and ask us questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
    Academic Backgrounds
      Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
      Art/Art Studies, General.
      Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
      History, General.


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    Derek Brendel

    Assistant Director of Admissions