single degree

Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

BARTHC
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • History
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Field of Education
    • History

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.

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.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

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.

Admission Requirements

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, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; 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 international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

From 2010, the UAI/ENTER/TER will be referred to as ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for admission. See http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/ for further information.

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
29

Adjustment Factors

The National Access Scheme 2014

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.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/eas for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$28,608.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply 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.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

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

Honours

For information about honours, please see the College of Arts and Social Sciences Honours website.

Majors

Minors

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Art History Major 1000 level Course 6 units Language Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Art History Major 1000 level Course 6 units Language Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units Art History Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Language Minor 2000 level Course 6 units Curatorship Minor 2000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Arts Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Language Minor 2000 level Course 6 units Curatorship Minor 2000 level Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units
Year 3 48 units Art History Major 2000/3000 Course 6 units Art History Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Curatorship Minor Internship 12 units .
Art History Major 2000/3000 level Course 6 units Art History Major 2000/3000 Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units Elective Course 6 units

Single degree

Three years full time (144 units) - four courses per semester (24 units)
A maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
Either an Art History or an Asian Art History major (48 units)
A Curatorship minor (24 units)
And:
One of the following language minors (24 units):
•    Advanced French Studies
•    Advanced German Studies
•    Advanced Italian Studies
•    Advanced Spanish Studies
•    Arabic
•    Chinese Language
•    Classic Chinese
•    French Language and Culture
•    German Language and Culture
•    Hindi Language
•    Indonesian Language
•    Italian Language and Culture
•    Japanese Language
•    Korean Language
•    Persian
•    Russian
•    Sanskrit Language
•    Spanish Language and Culture
•    Thai Language
•    Turkish
•    Urdu Language
•    Vietnamese Language
Or
4 courses from the following list of subject areas (24 units)
•    ANCH - Ancient History
•    ANTH - Anthropology
•    ARCH - Archaeology
•    ENGL - English
•    FILM - Film Studies
•    HIST - History
Ele
ctives (48 units)

Double degree

This degree requires 96 units
A maximum of 36 units of 1000 level courses
Either an Art History or an Asian Art History major (48 units)
A Curatorship minor (24 units)
And:
One of the following language minors (24 units):
•    Advanced French Studies
•    Advanced German Studies
•    Advanced Italian Studies
•    Advanced Spanish Studies
•    Arabic
•    Chinese Language
•    Classic Chinese
•    French Language and Culture
•    German Language and Culture
•    Hindi Language
•    Indonesian Language
•    Italian Language and Culture
•    Japanese Language
•    Korean Language
•    Persian
•    Russian
•    Sanskrit Language
•    Spanish Language and Culture
•    Thai Language
•    Turkish
•    Urdu Language
•    Vietnamese Language
Or
4 courses from the following list of subject areas (24 units)
•    ANCH - Ancient History
•    ANTH - Anthropology
•    ARCH - Archaeology
•    ENGL - English
•    FILM - Film Studies
•    HIST - History

About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship program you will study a total of 144 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 (6-unit) courses across your whole degree.
You'll need to take one major (8 courses) from either Art History or Asian Art History, a Curatorship minor (4 courses), and one language minor (from the designated list) (4 courses), or four courses from across Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, English, Film Studies or History (4 courses). You'll also get to choose eight electives from courses right across ANU. You can use these electives to try a range of courses or to take a major or minor in a non-Arts subject.


Double degree
In a Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship degree program you will study a total of 96 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses across your whole degree. However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship degree and then 2 courses from the other half of your double degree – still a total of 4 courses a semester.
You'll need to take one major (8 courses) from either Art History or Asian Art History, a Curatorship minor (4 courses), and one language minor (from the designated list) (4 courses), or four courses from across Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology. English, Film Studies or History (4 courses).

Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.
•    A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one major or minor.
•    You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
•    You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
•    You need to enrol in courses for your chosen major
•    You need to enrol in courses for the Curatorship minor
You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship half of the double degree

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ARTS1234.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

You need to enrol in the following 1000-level courses from your chosen major.
Either two courses (12 units) toward your Art History major. These are:
•    ARTH1002 - Introduction to Art History (Semester 1)
•    ARTH1003 - Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Art (Semester 2)
Or two courses (12 units) toward your Asian Art History major. These are:
•    ARTV1009 - Introduction to Art & Design Theory A or ARTH1002 - Introduction to Art History (Semester 1)
•    ARTH1005 - Myth, Ritual and Beauty: An Introduction to Asian Art (Semester 2)
The Curatorship minor does not have any 1000 level courses.  Successfully completion of your 1000 level major courses will give you the pre-requisites to undertake your minor courses in the subsequent years of the degree.
If you are choosing a Language minor and you are a beginner, you enroll in the 1000 level courses.  If you are not a beginner in the language then you are required to sit a language placement test before enrolling in the language courses.

Electives

Single Degree
While you only need to enrol in courses for the Art History or Asian Art History major, and one Language minor or four area courses (from the designated list), you can use your electives to enrol in 1000-level courses for other Arts majors or minors. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for the major, the minor or a course from one of the designated areas listed, you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses.

Study Options

Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship - Single Degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ARTH1002 OR ARTV1009; Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Arts Elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units
ARTH1003 OR ARTH1005; Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Arts Elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units

Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship - Double Degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ARTH1002 OR ARTV1009; Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units
ARTH1003 OR ARTH1005; Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact students.CASS@anu.edu.au

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