Master of Humanities - Art & Visual Media

This online course of study guides our students through both the western tradition and contemporary film and graphics with courses such as Women in Art, Cult and Independent Film, and History of Photography. The academic study of art and visual media at Tiffin University promotes visual literacy and gives students the appropriate tools to interpret and evaluate visual media in all of its forms: websites, film, television, paintings, drawings, and sculpture. This specific concentration also supports those students interested in teaching art at the community college level.

Tiffin University’s Art & Visual Media concentration offers the benefits of a comprehensive curriculum taught by professors who are highly qualified academically and professionally, in an online environment that provides students with the flexibility they need to balance life and learning. Tiffin University’s Art & Visual Media concentration is comprised of a diverse offering of courses that cover the history, practice, and theory of art and creativity.

Did you know?

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for Art Directors was $80,880 in May, 2012.
  • Starting salaries are about $32,000, but with experience, the average salary is about $75,000 after five years in the business, depending on the location.

Potential Career Opportunities in Art & Visual Media:

  • Community College Art Teacher
  • Graphic Designer
  • Museum Curator
  • Preservation and Conservation
  • Publishing
  • Freelance Collection Manager
  • Visual Resource Curator

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All Tiffin University students in the Online Master of Humanities – Art & Visual Media concentration program fulfill their academic requirements for graduation by completing courses in the following areas.

Interdisciplinary Core (9 credit hours)

  • Aesthetics (3 credit hours
  • Literary Theory (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Graduate Humanities (3 credit hours)

Art & Visual Media Concentration Core (Choose 18 credit hours from the list below)

  • Teaching College Art (3 credit hours)
  • Creativity and its Development (3 credit hours)
  • History of Photography (3 credit hours)
  • Survey of Western Art (3 credit hours)
  • The Graphic Novel (3 credit hours)
  • Women in Art (3 credit hours)
  • Cult and Independent Film (3 credit hours)
  • Film Censorship (3 credit hours)
  • Third Cinema (3 credit hours)
  • Classic Hollywood Cinema (3 credit hours)
  • Film Theory (3 credit hours)
  • Documentary Film (3 credit hours)

Capstone or Exam Option (3 credit hours)

  • Capstone Project (3 credit hours) or
  • Comprehensive Exam (3 credit hours)

Total Semester Hours for the Degree (30 credit hours)

Meet the School of Arts and Sciences Faculty

Master of Humanities (MH) courses are offered in a 15-week format. Classes start every January, May, and August.

  • Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission