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Master of Arts (Studies in Art History)

Degree Type Masters by Coursework

Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 3CM202

CRICOS 094060K

Offered jointly by the University of Adelaide and the Art Gallery of South Australia, this program enables students to study the collections of the gallery with teaching provided by curatorial and academic staff at both institutions, as well as by national experts. On-campus classes are held after hours, with lectures and tutorials held at the University, and ‘hands-on’ workshops at the gallery.

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 Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

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    SATAC Code: 3CM202

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    CRICOS 094060K
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    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)

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $23,500

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,500

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  • Degree Structure

    To 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.

    Core Courses
    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)
    Please note: not all courses are offered each year.

    Research Dissertation
    Students complete a research dissertation (18 units) of not longer than 20 000 words.

    Art Museum Internship
    Students complete an internship of 4 weeks or 20 days.
    ARTH 5206         Art Museum Internship        (6 units)
    Elective Courses
    Students 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)
    Please note: not all courses are offered each year.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 15 Aug 2017