Master of Arts (Studies in Art History)
Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM202
By exercising the eye as well as the mind, students are able to thoroughly explore in situ or virtually the rich collections and exhibitions of the Art Gallery of South Australia. Students are encouraged to seek answers to those questions reflected in specific works of art relating to their: origins and fabrication; critical reception; material composition; mixed fortunes in the history of taste; subject matter; place in the life's work of the artist who made them, and so on.
Students become familiar with the issues involved in curating exhibitions and the principal questions associated with connoisseurship. They will develop the research skills necessary to investigate essential issues in art history, including skills in visual analysis.
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SATAC Code 3CM202 Mid-year entry Subject to availability Intake February and July Enquiries Ask AdelaideGraduate entry only
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 Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 58 Listening 58 Speaking 65 Writing 65 Cambridge 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 Requirements
Tertiary Qualifications 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.
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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Annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $23,500
Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
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Degree StructureTo qualify for the degree of Master of Arts (Studies in Art History), students complete a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 48 units.
Students choose 6 units from the following:
ARTH 5201 Interrogating Australian Colonial Art (6 units) ARTH 5202 Studies in Asian Art (6 units) ARTH 5203 Studies in Australian Art (6 units) ARTH 5203EX Studies in Australian Art (6 units) ARTH 5204 European Art: Renaissance to Revolutions (6 units) ARTH 5204EX European Art: Renaissance to Revolutions (6 units) ARTH 5213 Studies in South East Asian Art (6 units) ARTH 5215 Modern Australian Art (6 units)
Research DissertationStudents complete a research dissertation (18 units) of not longer than 20 000 words.
Art Museum InternshipStudents complete an internship of 4 weeks or 20 days.
ARTH 5206 Art Museum Internship (6 units)
Elective CoursesStudents choose elective courses to the value of 18 units from the following (not already completed as a core course):
ARTH 5200 Studies in European Paintings Connoisseurship (6 units) ARTH 5201 Interrogating Australian Colonial Art (6 units) ARTH 5202 Studies in Asian Art (6 units) ARTH 5203 Studies in Australian Art (6 units) ARTH 5203EX Studies in Australian Art (6 units) ARTH 5204 European Art: Renaissance to Revolutions (6 units) ARTH 5204EX European Art: Renaissance to Revolutions (6 units) ARTH 5208 Studies in Contemporary Art (6 units) ARTH 5209 Studies in Australian Indigenous Art (6 units) ARTH 5209EX Studies in Australian Indigenous Art (6 units) ARTH 5210 Studies in British Art (6 units) ARTH 5211 Studies in Decorative Art and Design (6 units) ARTH 5212 Studies in Japanese Art (6 units) ARTH 5212EX Studies in Japanese Art (6 units) ARTH 5213 Studies in South East Asian Art (6 units) ARTH 5214 Studies in Modern Art (6 units) ARTH 5214EX Studies in Modern Art (6 units) ARTH 5215 Modern Australian Art (6 units) ARTH 5217 Portraiture and Power (6 units) ARTH 5217EX Portraiture and Power (6 units)
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017