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See the world through different eyes and understand the evolving values of visual cultures by using a range of different approaches.

In this major, you'll develop strong visual literacy and gain a broad knowledge of art traditions.

Access to the UQ Art Museum will add another dimension to your creative learning.

You'll be prepared for employment in private galleries and public art institutions, or you could become an arts writer, curator, education officer or registrar.


1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2024

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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 director
  • Museum operations manager
  • Senior curator
  • Art therapist
  • Gallery curator
  • Artistic director

This Major is available as:

  • Major
  • Extended Major

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Art in the Modern World
  • Australia Pacific Indigenous Arts
  • Looking at Art
  • Art in a Global World

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