• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code ARTH-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate

The Art History and Theory Honours Specialisation 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 theory, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

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Admission Requirements

1. a major or equivalent in one of the following:

Art History

Art Theory

2. with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis


This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

36 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARTH4015 Honours Art Museum Internship 1 6
ARTH4016 Honours Art Museum Internship 2 6
THES4102 Thesis 6-24

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
ARTH4017 Methodologies of Art History 12
ARTH4018 East-West Interactions in Art 12
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