The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Art History

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 081748G

Level of study: Bachelor's Degrees


Develop specialised knowledge in your chosen major, learn to think critically, sharpen your communication, research and problem-solving skills, and undertake a thesis or research project.

This program is suited to high-achieving arts students who want to better prepare themselves for a successful professional or academic career.

You'll undertake advanced subjects that build on your bachelor’s study and focus heavily on research methods and techniques. This knowledge will prepare you to complete a substantial research project – the major component of your Honours program.

Depending on your field of study, you'll complete a semester-long or year-long Honours research thesis. You will work one-on-one with a supervisor to complete all aspects of this substantial project, including developing a suitable research topic, applying research techniques and methodologies appropriate for your field, and presenting your ideas in a written thesis.

Art History

Understand the evolving values of visual cultures by examining objects, paintings, sculptures, films and other creative media across cultures and through time.

Seminars are run as intensive reading groups, examining different approaches such as heterochronicity, anachronism, durational art and performance, and the concept of 'Everywhen' in Indigenous art.

You'll also complete an honours research thesis on a topic relevant to your studies. This year-long project involves developing your topic, conducting in-depth research and analysis, and preparing a written thesis.

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

Museum curator
Chinese translator/interpreter
Arts journalist
Political analyst
Digital media specialist
Music journalist
Community planning and policy adviser

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 35,840 Per Year
Start date: 20 February 2023
24 July 2023
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072

Entry criteria

Completion of the BA Pass degree or equivalent, with a GPA of 5 (or higher amount set by the Head of School) in a relevant major or extended major or the relevant honours entry courses.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.


The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072