The UCLA Department of Art History is proud to offer a diverse range of special opportunities and partnerships to enrich both undergraduate graduate studies as well as faculty research beyond the Department’s extensive curricular offerings. Such special programs range from partnerships with arts institutions and foundations and fellow universities to unique internship and fieldwork opportunities.

Graduate Certificate
in Digital Humanities

Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities

As the emergence and use of digital technologies in scholarly research and pedagogical settings continues to burgeon, new curricular programming is offered to graduate students in the Department of Art History to receive certification in digital humanities. Launched in 2011 by the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities, the graduate certificate in Digital Humanities prepares students to work in the new environment of scholarly research by providing them with knowledge about the tools, methods, and theoretical issues central to the emerging field. These include text analysis, data mining, visualization, modeling and simulation, geo-spatial and mapping, multi-media storytelling, information design, network analysis, interface design.

The certificate emphasizes principles and concepts that will transfer across software programs and platforms, with the conviction that digital technologies will continue to emerge, but that certain intellectual, technical, and research design principles will remain central to this rapidly changing field. Through a designed course of study, students ultimately produce a Digital Research Portfolio demonstrating the development of their scholarship.

For more information about this certification opportunity, visit the website of the Center for Digital Humanities, or contact the Program Coordinator with any questions.

Miriam Posner, Ph.D.
Digital Humanities Program Coordinator
Twitter | Facebook | Flickr | Schedule a meeting

Graduate Certificate
in Urban Humanities

Graduate Certificate in Urban Humanities

As boundaries between fields of study begin to blur and blend in our new metropolitan world, graduate students in the Department of Art History are encouraged to pursue certifications supporting multi-disciplinary approaches to their work. The Urban Humanities Initiative offers an innovative cross-disciplinary curriculum that bridges design, urban studies, and the humanities, leading to a Graduate Certificate in Urban Humanities. Students will have the opportunity to explore methodologies for both urban analysis and representational techniques, and will develop skills in digital media, spatial analysis, urban representation, film, animation, and narrative analysis. Study begins with an intensive summer course that welds critical analysis with urban design, followed by a range of seminars during the regular school year, and a capstone studio in the Spring quarter. For the initial study of megacities around the Pacific Rim, the studio will also include travel to a host city during Spring Break for students, funded by the Mellon Foundation.

For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Urban Humanities, including application and curriculum requirements, visit the UHI website.

Read more about UCLA’s commitment to urban studies here.

Graduate Certificate
in Experimental Critical Theory

Graduate Certificate in Experimental Critical Theory

In concert with the UCLA Program in Experimental Critical Theory, graduate students in the Department of Art History are welcome to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Experimental Critical Theory. The Program is meant to galvanize, coordinate, and expand research and teaching in critical theory across departments and disciplines at UCLA. In addition to engaging in an intensive two quarter theory seminar and pursuing curricular opportunities in critical theory, the Program also sponsors the annual ECT Colloquium, which meets twice a quarter, and various lectures and conferences.

For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Experimental Critical Theory, including application and curriculum requirements, visit the ECT website.

Watch videos from past ECT Colloquiums here.