Art History - Bachelors

City Student Scholarships Category Duration Admission Requirements Education Institution
Copenhagen SU berettiget Bachelors 3 year Gymnasiel University of Copenhagen
City Copenhagen
Student Scholarships SU berettiget
Category Bachelors
Duration 3 year
Admission Requirements Gymnasiel
Education Institution University of Copenhagen
Art History

History of art is first and foremost a studio with a theoretical approach. This means that you will not be trained as a performer but as observer, spectator and interpreter of all species of works from paintings, sculptures of photographs and films to highly topical and highly-visual media such as. graphic 3D presentations. Common to all the arts is that the design, form of expression, colors, shape, and all the characteristics helps to convey a message, subject to your interpretation. It is this scientific interpretation key that you learn in art history. You read intensively on art history, aesthetics and science itself completely from Antiquity to our time.

You will have a broad knowledge of western culture history and be able to place works of art in social context. The 3 most important skills you develop during the training is analytical attitude, critical interpretation and a historical knowledge of the art in our world. An exciting study with many facets and chucking.

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The main categories in the subject's tradition deals with architecture, painting and sculpture. But the art historical study will also focus on fields such as design, museology, photography and video, as well as mass cultural visual media.

The subject deals primarily western cultural history but also focus on non-Western art and cultural studies as well as the artistic and cultural exchanges between East and West / North and South. Both contemporary and historical.

Theoretical approach
The art historical study is basically a theoretical discipline, practical insight into different artistic media are reserved for secondary subsidiary subject. Historical knowledge and analytical skills and the ability to theoretical reflection are the cornerstones of art history studies. Formidlingsdimensionen weighted too heavily and the students brought inter alia in the web dissemination and communication.

Degree in Art History is composed of:

* 2 ¼ years of basic studies
* ¾ years of elective courses outside the core subject.
* 2 year Master

Job Opportunities

Degree in Art History qualifies you to work both in cultural institutions and business organizations where IT and visual tasks interwoven. You can also be employed in museums and education, just as you can give art history advice to businesses, private arts organizations and galleries. There is also the chance to find employment at auction houses, publishers and for cultural management in public and private.

Special admission requirements

Danish A, English B, History B or History of Ideas B or Contemporary History B.

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