Art History and Curatorship

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:3 years
Local:$ 366 / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 366 / Academic year(s) Deadline: Dec 12, 2021
StudyQA ranking:481

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If you've envisioned a life deciding what goes on the walls of the Louvre or digging through the catalogues of the British History Museum - this is the degree for you. You'll learn how to separate your impressionists from your post-impressionists, and your modernists from your post-modernists. You will also explore the artistic movement of Romanticism, and even pick up a romantic language if you choose.Our degree will allow you to combine the practical and theoretical sides of art. You will learn about the history and profession of curating and practice your painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking.Immerse yourself in specialised and exclusive tutorials at the National Gallery of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery and the Australian War Memorial. You also get practical experience with some of the world's most exciting cultural institutions during your selected internship.

Employment Opportunities

Art history and curatorship has a strong career orientation. Many of our graduates have taken up key positions in art galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. Some are in teaching positions relating to their specialisations, while others have entered the commercial world of culture and art. With a strong emphasis on critical analysis, research, problem solving and communicating with audiences in diverse ways, this degree provides valuable training for future managers in the arts, heritage and collections sectors, and more broadly across the public service and private enterprise.

Learning Outcomes

Successful completion of this program enables students to:

identify and analyse various theories in Art History, their art-forms and art-making techniques 

  • differentiate and critique the historical, social, cultural and political contexts of various theories in Art History, their art forms and associated art-making techniques 
  • investigate various theories, practices and techniques associated with public curatorship    
  • construct comprehensive linkages between theories in Art History and the practicalities of curating 
  • evaluate practices and techniques associated with public curatorship through visits to galleries, museums and participation in the internship 
  • demonstrate practical experience in the display of artefacts for public exhibitions in galleries and museums. 

The Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses 

The 144 units must include:

48 units from the completion of one of the following majors:

Art History
Asian Art History

24 units from the completion of the Curatorship minor 

Either:

24 units from the completion of one of the following language minors:

Advanced French Studies
Advanced German Studies
Advanced Italian Studies
Advanced Spanish Studies
Ancient Greek
Arabic
Chinese Language
Classical Chinese
French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture
Hindi Language
Indonesian Language
Italian Language and Culture
Japanese Language
Korean Language
Latin
Persian
Russian
Sanskrit Language
Spanish Language and Culture
Thai Language
Urdu Language
Vietnamese Language

Or

24 units from completion of courses from the following subject areas:

ANCH - Ancient History
ANTH - Anthropology
ARCH - Archaeology
ENGL - English
FILM - Film Studies
HIST - History
 

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Majors

  • Art History
  • Asian Art History

Minors

  • Advanced French Studies
  • Advanced German Studies
  • Advanced Italian Studies
  • Advanced Spanish Studies
  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Chinese Language
  • Classical Chinese
  • Curatorship
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Hindi Language
  • Indonesian Language
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language
  • Latin
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit Language
  • Spanish
  • Thai Language
  • Urdu Language
  • Vietnamese Language

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR

• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR

• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution; OR

• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Requirements for domestic applicants:

ATAR:80

QLD Band:10

International Baccalaureate:29

 

For international students:

Refer to the table to see if you meet the requirements:

http://www.anu.edu.au/files/resource/IntAdmissTabl2014e.pdf 

English Language Requirements:

ANU recognizes a number of English language tests as meeting the University’s English language requirements. The acceptable tests are IELTS (an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test), TOEFL-paper based test (a score of 570), TOEFL-internet based test (a score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening), Cambridge CAE Advanced (80, grade A), PTE Academic (overall 64, minimum 55 in each section.) 

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

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