The Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Art History is a joint program that brings together faculty members and students from four universities: Université Laval, Concordia University, Université de Montréal, and Université du Québec à Montréal. The program enables students to develop advanced research skills in art history and provides rigorous methodological training with a strong interdisciplinary component. With over 50 professors, all active researchers, the program covers the major fields and periods of art history, and offers specialized courses with a theoretical emphasis. Our doctoral training prepares specialists who occupy research and management positions in museums, galleries, and artist-run centres, who work as art writers and critics, and who teach art history at the university and college levels. The program’s structure, as well as its teaching and research areas, offers students a wealth of resources and expertise while allowing them to master several methodological approaches.

Students enroll at the institution where their supervisor teaches, but coursework is completed at more than one university. The bilingual nature of the program requires that students understand spoken and written French and English, though they need only be able to speak and write one of these languages.

The program has five main components: coursework, a research tutorial, a comprehensive examination, participation in a doctoral forum and, finally, the submission and defence of a dissertation. These components establish a working process that enables students to consolidate their research through presentations, assessments, and ongoing input from teachers and colleagues.

Ultimately, the process is geared towards completion of a thesis that makes an original and significant contribution to the advancement of art historical knowledge.

Réalisation : Centre de services en TI et en pédagogie (CSTIP) (Université Laval)