HISTORY OF ART BA

Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Course Duration / ECTS 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department History of Art
Mode Full time
Study ID
D 033 635
Admission Requirements Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.

What will I learn?

In this BA degree course, students learn about the history of the fine arts, architecture and European urban construction from late antiquity to the present age. This includes painting, sculptures, graphic art, arts and crafts, photography, film, video and new media, as well as museology. The theory and the notion of art and its history are also part of the subject. The course also deals with interdisciplinary questions and aspects, as well as the so-called gender studies. In addition, it examines European-influenced art from other continents. The restriction on Europe/the European influence does not count so much for the architecture and fine arts of the 20th century. The subject also examines the processes of artistic work and deals with the techniques and materials used. By doing so, students also consider the ideational, political, social, as well as the institutional and personal conditions leading to or accompanying the creation of art.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Various institutions carry out the tasks of collecting, maintaining, researching and imparting the contents of works of fine art and architecture. Art historians work in universities, research institutes, museums, monument preservation, publishing companies, newspapers and magazines, libraries, archives, and adult education. Further occupations for graduates can be found in the marketing of art, e.g., in dealing in art, auction houses, galleries, and also in art insurances and tourism. Government and municipal culture work offer further possibilities. We recommend students to acquire an individual profile by studying a wide variety of subjects and to be open towards all kinds of occupations after your graduation. Work placements during your studies further increase your chances at the employment market.

Why Salzburg?

In Salzburg, you do not just become acquainted with art in theory, but you are surrounded by it. Your courses take place in the modern building of the Unipark, where you can study in the modern library or meet other students on the rooftop terrace to learn together. Within a few minutes you can reach the baroque old town of Salzburg and further university buildings. Salzburg's most important museums and galleries lie close to each other and can be reached by foot as well. We have excellently equipped university and departmental libraries. Furthermore, you can enjoy the benefits of studying at a small department where you won't get lost in the crowd. Our faculty staff provides optimal support. Learning and seminar groups are of small size, so that students can study swiftly without delays. Salzburg provides excellent possibilities to work alongside your studies, e.g. in museums, galleries, or at the Salzburg Festival.

How is the course structured?

History of Art BA

STEOP (Introductory and Orientation Phase I+II)8 ECTS
Basic Module I +II28 ECTS
Advanced Module Medieval and Modern Art History20 ECTS
Compulsory Advanced Module15 ECTS
In-depth Module Medieval and Modern Art History30 ECTS
Compulsory In-depth Module15 ECTS
Complementary Subjects in Art History15 ECTS
Excursions7 ECTS
Optional subjects24 ECTS
Bachelor's theses6 ECTS
Bachelor's examination20 ECTS
Total180 ECTS

Contact

Bild Helmut Schmidhuber
Ass. Prof. Dr. Helmut Schmidhuber Head of the curriculum committee History of Art
  • Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 662 8044-4607
Fax:
+43 662 8044-0001
helmut.schmidhuber@sbg.ac.at
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