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Study Art History and Visual Culture at Otago

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Overview

The Art History and Visual Culture teaching programme is designed to equip students with the concepts and language necessary for contemporary discussion of art, art history, art theory and art criticism. The special focus of the programme is the diversity of theory in the discourses of art. 

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Contact details

Arts 1 Building
PO Box 56
Dunedin
Tel 64 3 479 8606
Fax 64 3 479 8429

Email art.history@otago.ac.nz
Website otago.ac.nz/historyarthistory

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Qualifications

Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Art History and Visual Culture

Level Papers Points
100-level 36
200-level 54
300-level 72
Plus

198 further points; must include 54 points at 200-level or above. Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Arts.

198
Total   360

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Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Art History and Visual Culture

Papers
  • ARTV 490 Dissertation
  • Two further 400-level ARTV papers
  • One additional paper in a relevant discipline approved by the Head of the Department of History and Art History

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Master of Arts (MA) in Art History and Visual Culture

Thesis
  • Thesis: ARTV 5

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Master of Arts (MA) in Art History and Visual Culture - coursework option

Papers
  • ARTV 590 Research Dissertation
  • Two of:
    HUMS 501 Writing and Revision for Graduate Research
    HUMS 502 Research Methods in the Humanities
    HUMS 503 Key Debates in the Humanities

  • Two 400-level ARTV papers
  • One additional paper in a relevant discipline approved by the Head of the Department of History and Art History

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Minor Subject Requirements

Art History and Visual Culture as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degreee

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level Two 100-level ARTV papers 36
200-level Two 200-level ARTV papers 36
300-level One 300-level ARTV paper 18
Total   90

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