This degree bridges the gap between the theoretical side of art history and the practicalities of curating for the public. You will be introduced to art theory, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photomedia, architecture, film, digital images and decorative arts within an historical, social, cultural and political context.
The degree also explores prehistoric Indigenous Australian art and classical antiquity through to the present day. You will benefit from the national capital location with tutorials held in the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia and the Australian War Memorial. You will also have the opportunity to participate in an internship.
Students can undertake an honours year. There are also many opportunities for postgraduate study including coursework and research.
Graduates may find work in the arts, heritage and collection sectors, galleries, museums, government policy and many other fields.