The Art History program is the premier provider of art historical scholarship in Australia. Thematic and interdisciplinary subjects deal with the theories of art history, art and the market, prints, and other issues. Areas of specialisation include late antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, 18th and 19th century European art, modernism and postmodernism, contemporary art, Indigenous Australian art, and international art.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this major, students should be able to:
- Develop broad critical knowledge and understanding about the field of art history;
- Acquire competency in the main concepts and issues developed in the discipline of art history;
- Develop an understanding of the role of the visual arts within different cultures and societies;
- Develop the confidence to produce conceptually and empirically informed analyses of art and the issues surrounding its production, circulation and interpretation;
- Understand the importance of an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of art historical inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values.
Last updated: 1 December 2023