Students who complete this major will:
- 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 the confidence to produce conceptually and empirically informed analyses of art and the issues surrounding its production, circulation and interpretation;
- Develop an understanding of the role of the visual arts within different cultures and societies;
- 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.
Offered by the School of Culture and Communication
The University of Melbourne is the premier provider of art history education in Australia. Thematic and interdisciplinary subjects deal with the theories of art history, art markets 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.
- Art curatorship
- Arts promotion
- Arts policy