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Field of Study

Art History

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Understand the evolving values of visual cultures by examining objects, paintings, sculptures, films and other creative media across cultures and through time.

Seminars are run as intensive reading groups, examining different approaches such as heterochronicity, anachronism, durational art and performance, and the concept of 'Everywhen' in Indigenous art.

You'll also complete an honours research thesis on a topic relevant to your studies. This year-long project involves developing your topic, conducting in-depth research and analysis, and preparing a written thesis.


1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2024

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Gallery curator
  • Art teacher
  • Art conservationist
  • Auctioneer
  • Art historian
  • Art history lecturer

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Honours Research Thesis
  • Honours Seminar
  • Research Methods & Project Management

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