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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art History

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: 02-March-2021
Campus:
Victoria University of Wellington
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Course details

Summary

The Victoria Bachelor of Arts (BA) will give you insights into cultures, languages, art, history, politics and societies that will challenge your thinking and expand your view of the world.

Art History

Get a comprehensive view of the history of art and study historical and contemporary works from a New Zealand perspective. Learn to think about art as a product of a particular social and cultural setting, and to use this knowledge to make sense of the work. Explore different artistic forms including painting and sculpture, photography and performance while developing transferable skills in research, writing and visual interpretation.

Course structure

For this degree you'll need to:

Complete at least 360 points, of which:

  • At least 240 points must be from courses listed for the BA
  • At least 80 points must be from 100-level courses listed for the BA
  • A maximum of 180 points can be at 100 level and
  • At least 180 points must be at 200 and 300 level
  • at least 75 must be from 300-level courses listed for the BA

In addition to the degree requirements, for this major you'll need to complete:

  • Two courses from ARTH 100-199
  • Two courses from ARTH 200-299
  • Two courses from ARTH 300-399
  • One further course from ARTH 200-399 or an approved substitute

Future-proof your career

The job-market is changing fast with many current jobs predicted to be automated within 10 to 15 years. Gain skills valuable in any workplace studying for a BA develops your creativity, flexibility and imagination, and teaches you how to think critically and present an argument. You'll also develop research skills and learn to communicate complex ideas in both speech and writing.

Get your degree in a subject you have a genuine passion for and set yourself on a path to a fulfilling career. BA graduates are employed in almost every part of the workforce. Your ability to view things from different perspectives, and skills in research and analysis can be applied in a vast array of careers. At Victoria you'll be encouraged to think about how what you learn can contribute to a progressive, inclusive and internationally connected society.

Entry criteria

Achieve the International Baccalaureate Diploma, or three GCE Advanced Level passes at C grade, or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5; TOEFL 80 on the internet-based test; A minimum of three ratings of 4 and one rating of 3 in the Victoria University English Proficiency Programme test; Pearson Test of English: score of 50 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 42).

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