Program Guidelines and Requirements

These guidelines are meant to explain, in some detail, the requirements for the Ph.D. in Visual Studies, offered by the Department of Art History
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and the Department of Film and Media Studies at UC Irvine. These guidelines supplement, but do not supplant, the UC Irvine General Catalog and the Graduate Advisor's Handbook distributed by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies. Generally, in the case of any discrepancy between these guidelines and the Catalogue or the Handbook, the Catalogue and the Handbook take precedence.


Refer to the official UCI Catalogue for exact requirements, the information offered on this page is supplemental advice only.