Art history may sound new to a lot of students, but since visual expression through objects permeates virtually every human culture, it is very easy to relate and it intersects with a wide range of issues and practices including politics, religion, philosophy, science, technology, and everyday life. We aim to teach students how to understand the significance of works of art in their historical context. Students can expect to learn how to look analytically; to read and interpret texts related to the production and the reception; to study the practices that underpinned the making and viewing of images; and to become familiar with the range of methods and approaches of which art historians make use.
New comers are not expected to have prior knowledge in art history, nor a studio art portfolio at all. As long as you are active in learning, brave to express your thoughts, and curious about the unknown, we are most delighted to have you on board and experience together what art can be!
Path of Learning
As the students progress through the program in Fine Arts (Art History), they encounter increasing complexities of visual literary and develop abilities to analyze, read, and interpret works of art. Students also study techniques and materials that are employed in art production. Learning activities include lectures, discussions and seminars, but also may extend outside the classroom with object sessions and museum visits.
All undergraduate courses offered in the department are assessed by 100% coursework.
Coursework may include essays, research papers, tests, participation in tutorials and seminars, oral presentations, and other work as specified by the course instructor.
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