Overview

Overview

In the bachelor's degree in art history, basic knowledge of artistic production from the beginnings to the present in the various genres (painting, printmaking, sculpture, architecture, garden art, applied arts, photography, film, new media, installation, performance) is imparted. The study focus on the art of Europe as well as North and Ibero America enables students to acquire fundamental knowledge in the traditional core areas of art history. In addition, the material and ideal prerequisites that lead to the creation of works of art, the artistic materials and techniques, art perceptions and art theories as well as the history of one's own science are researched.

Program Structure

Art history with a focus on Europe and America is combined as a core subject with a 60 credit module or two 30 credit modules.

The study of art history with a focus on Europe and America as a 90 CP core subject includes an introductory phase, an advanced phase and a specialization phase as well as the general vocational preparation study area.

In the core subject of art history with a focus on Europe and America, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a field of study takes place at the end of the course through the independent scientific development of a self-selected problem (Bachelor thesis).

The general vocational preparation study area (ABV) includes an internship as well as the following areas of competence: foreign languages, information and media competence, gender & diversity competence, organizational and management competence, personal and socio-communicative competence and subject-related additional qualifications in which additional practical professional knowledge and skills are imparted will. The objectives, content and structure of the general vocational preparation study area are regulated in separate ABV study and examination regulations.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examinations. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Art history with a focus on Europe and America as a 90 CP core subject

Introductory phase

module Introductory Module Europe and America: Visual Arts
module Introductory module Europe and America: Architecture
module Introductory module Europe and America: History of art and its changing functions

Build-up phase

module Advanced module Europe and America: Middle Ages
module Advanced module Europe and America: Modern Times
module Advanced module Europe and America: Modern and Present

One of the following elective modules has to be chosen:

module Cross-focus advanced module: Practice-related studies
module Cross-curricular advanced module: theory and methods
module Introductory Module Africa: Visual Cultures
module Introductory module Africa: History of art and its changing functions
module Advanced module Africa: epochs and genres
module Advanced module Africa: Regional and thematic consolidation
module Introductory Module East Asia: Art and Material Culture
module Advanced module East Asia: Neolithic to modern times
module Advanced Module East Asia: Modern Times to Present

Consolidation phase

module

Advanced module Europe and America  or

Advanced module Europe and America with mentoring qualification

Additional entry requirements
English (level B1 GER)

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. 

The study of the bachelor's degree in art history is intended to prepare students for activities in various professional fields. Above all, activities in the areas of cultural management and public relations, publishing, tourism, art mediation and museum education, adult education, image archives and digitization as well as activities in the economy (e.g. insurance, project management, advertising) come into question.

A master’s degree and, if applicable, a doctorate are prerequisites for management positions or employment in research and teaching.


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