The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies was established in 1990 and it has grown steadily in staff and student numbers since then. In addition to submitting printed materials, applicants must also email a digital copy of their application to [email protected] This digital submission should be sent as a single PDF document. Then, from around 900 BCE, these arts (created mainly for aristocratic families who had achieved power during the Dark Ages) reappeared during the Geometric period, named after the decorative designs of its pottery. Because of the strength and range of its cultural institutions, Dunedin is an excellent location for undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate research in history, art history and theory, and visual culture. For example, someone might specialize in the 19th-century German or contemporary Chinese art history. You can make your history major specific to one particular area, like New Zealand and the Pacific, or study a particular era, like the medieval period, or the 20th century.
The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that will enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture. The Golovine is the official Blog for the Department and takes its name from one of the most popular artworks in the collection of The Barber Institute of Fine Arts: Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun’s c.1797 Portrait of Countess Golovine.
Study History of Art at Edinburgh College of Art and you can expect to examine diverse visual media, as well as, of course, the traditional art forms of painting, sculpture and printmaking. We have the strongest focus on New Zealand history of any university in the world and New Zealand themes are central to our academics’ research. Study in a department that combines an innovative approach with passionate academics, and makes full use of London’s many opportunities to study art history and curating. Museum studies , including the history of museum collecting and display, is now a specialized field of study, as is the history of collecting. This education is designed to foster a life-long interest in, sensitivity to, and appreciation of the significance of artistic production as a fundamental historical and cultural form of human expression and communication. I’ve written a history book for the centennial celebrations of a girls’ school in Marton.
Art History offices and seminar rooms are located in Fayerweather Hall, where faculty and students enjoy close proximity to the Fralin Museum, Ruffin Hall and the Studio Art program, the Fine Arts Library, and the School of Architecture. In first year, students follow the BA (Omnibus) programme, combining History with three other subjects. Many work as curators, teachers, and administrators in the arts (see Alumni pages). The art and the history of art major is organized into two distinct programs: The History of Art and The Practice of Art.
The undergraduate program is designed both to prepare students for advanced graduate study in the history of art and to provide students with a broad, humanistic background for many other fields that require the ability to undertake independent research, evaluate visual and textual evidence, to write effectively, and create intelligent arguments.