The CAA Directories of Graduate Programs in the Arts

The College Art Association’s 2013 directories of graduate programs in the arts are comprehensive resources of programs in fine art and design, art and architectural history, curatorial studies, arts administration, and more. New editions of the directories are now available for purchase, featuring updated information for about 630 programs in 400 schools in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond.

  • Purchase print and e-book volumes of the directories
  • Search the CAA database of graduate programs in the arts to create and purchase a customized PDF based on your selected criteria.
  • Browse the database by institution and purchase individual institutional records as PDFs

Entries from the following program types are available:

  • History of Art and Architecture
  • Studio Art and Design
  • Curatorial and Museum Studies
  • Arts Administration
  • Art Education
  • Library Science
  • Film Production
  • Conservation and Historic Preservation

The directories are currently available for purchase as print and e-book volumes, and as customized PDFs, created on demand, based on the customer's preferred search criteria. Anyone can search the directories online by program type, faculty specialization, awarded degrees, country, region, state, availability of health insurance, and whether or not part-time students are admitted, or browse the directories by institution and purchase individual institutional records as PDFs. Search results include the program type, its location, and the program name and description, while the purchased PDF gives an in-depth profile of each program (see sample entries).

Orders for CAA publications are not refundable.

About the Directories

The directories provide prospective graduate students with the information they need to begin the application process. These volumes are also key professional references for career-services representatives, department chairs, graduate and undergraduate advisors, librarians, professional-practices educators, and professors interested in helping emerging generations of artists and scholars find success.

Graduate Programs in Art History covers four program types: History of Art and Architecture, Arts Administration, Curatorial and Museum Studies, and Library Science. This directory integrates programs in visual studies into History of Art and Architecture. Similarly, Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts comprises four program types: Studio Art and Design, Art Education, Conservation and Historic Preservation, and Film Production. Studio Art and Design combines programs in fine art, digital media, and illustration with those in graphic, industrial, interactive, and object design.

Organized alphabetically by institution name within each program type noted above, entries describe curricula, class size, faculty specializations, admission and degree requirements, library and studio facilities, opportunities for fellowships and assistantships, and more. Readers can draw important conclusions from these facts, such as the possibility of receiving financial aid and the competitiveness of a program based on the amount of applications received and accepted. Need health insurance or housing while in school? Many programs provide details about what they offer.


The complete 2013 versions of Graduate Programs in Art History and Graduate Programs in the Visual Arts are available for purchase. Each full volume costs $55 for CAA members and $59 for nonmembers, plus shipping and handling. You can also order all entries within the following six program types as perfect-bound, soft-cover books: History of Art and Architecture, Studio Art and Design, Art Education, Arts Administration, Curatorial and Museum Studies, and Film Production. Prices range from $18 to $33 each, plus shipping and handling. The two remaining program types—Conservation and Historic Preservation and Library Science—are only available as e-books (see below) and cannot be ordered as print books.


The 2013 editions of individual program areas can be purchased as single e-books. Prices range from $10 to $33 each. After placing your order, you will receive an email with links to the e-books that you have purchased. Each e-book can be downloaded twice and is compatible with your personal computer and most smartphones and ereaders (excluding Kindles).

Please view the list of compatible devices before making your purchase.

PDF Files

You can search the directories using specific criteria or browse alphabetically by institution name, and also download entries as PDF files.

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