Master of Arts (Studies in Art History)
This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions.
Investigate your ideas about art
Works of art are portals of discovery that offer insights into past and present societies and cultures. Images and objects are repositories of our histories, revealing the things that seduce us, challenge us, inspire us, and communicate the complexity of human creativity.
This degree is designed to extend your knowledge in an area of art history you studied during the Graduate Diploma in Art History.
What will you do?
Our Master of Arts (Studies in Art History) includes supervision by research-active art historians. You will:
- research and write a minor thesis on an independent topic.
- partner with an individual academic mentor who’ll support and encourage your intellectual development.
- build advanced skills in visual analysis, critical thinking and communication.
- learn about the professional practice of art historians.
Where could it take you?
The minor thesis is designed to qualify you for higher degrees by research such as the Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy. You could also pursue careers in galleries, museums and auction houses. You might move into arts journalism or policy development. Perhaps you’ll work in marketing and communications or use your knowledge as a creative foundation area for primary and secondary teaching.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM202 Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0 OR Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Art History with a minimum GPA of 6.0.SATAC Code: 3CM202
CRICOS 094060K Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6.5 Listening 6.5 Speaking 7 Writing 7 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 20 Listening 20 Speaking 23 Writing 27 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 58 Listening 58 Speaking 65 Writing 65 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 176 Listening 176 Speaking 185 Writing 185 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0
Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma in Art History with a minimum GPA of 6.0.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement for direct entry may be eligible for a packaged offer to the Graduate Diploma in Art History leading to the Master of Arts (Studies in Art History) (conditional upon achieving a GPA of 6.0 in the Graduate Diploma in Art History)
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $27,000
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $37,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Career ReadinessGraduates are equipped with transferable knowledge and skills in art historical methods and theories, and critical thinking, writing, and speaking, as a pathway for higher research degrees in Art History or careers in public, private and commercial galleries and museums, marketing and communications, auction houses, arts journalism, arts policy development, and a creative foundation area for primary and secondary teaching.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Arts Management, Art Gallery Education Officer, Art Historian, Artist, Arts Administrator, Arts Educator, Curator
Degree StructureStimulate your senses for pleasure or professional development with postgraduate study options that are held on campus at the University of Adelaide amidst the beautiful North Terrace cultural precinct, in the collections of the Art Gallery of South Australia, and in the global domain of digital art history with maximum flexibility online.
In this degree you will be introduced to art history and will undertake an in-depth study of four courses. You will extend your study in one area in a research dissertation. You will develop the research skills necessary to investigate essential issues in art history including skills in visual analysis.
The Master of Arts (Studies in Art History) is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.
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Last updated: Thursday, 10 Dec 2020