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Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate award offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HAHCR
  • CRICOS code 082706J
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HAHCR
  • CRICOS code 082706J

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ARTH4015 Honours Art Museum Internship 1

ARTH4016 Honours Art Museum Internship 2

THES4102 Thesis


12 units from completion of courses on the following list:

ARTH4017 Methodologies of Art History

ARTH4018 East-West Interactions in Art


HONS4100 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: Σ (mark x units) / Σ units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero

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 ARTH4015 Honours Art Museum Internship 1 6 units ARTH4017 Methodologies of Art History 12 units OR ARTH4018; THES4102 6 units -
ARTH4016 Honours Art Museum Internship 2 6 units THES4102 18 units - -

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor Degree from ANU from the following list, or equivalent from another institution:

Bachelor of Arts (Art History and Curatorship)

Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship


with a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent across the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, that are available in any of the majors and minors on the following list:

Art History Major

Asian Art History Major

Curatorship Minor


and with the written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4102 Thesis

Adjustment Factors

Bonus points to do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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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.

The Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship, it gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of art history and curatorship, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a 20,000 word thesis, that leads to the development of new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to Art History and Curatorship;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to Art History and Curatorship, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

Further Information

If a person seeking acceptance into a Bachelor Honours program satisfies or exceeds the minimum requirement for admission to the Bachelor Honours program, the Delegated Authority is not obliged to admit the person to the program only because the person has satisfied the minimum requirement for admission.

The Delegated Authority for the Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship (Honours) plan HAHCR is the CASS Associate Dean Students. All admissions to this plan must be approved by the Delegated Authority.

Applicants should in the first instance contact their discipline’s Honours convenor; names and contact details are at:
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