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History of Art

Foundations of Art History

  • Theories of Art: Explore the fundamental theories and methodologies that have shaped the study of art history.

  • Objects of Art History: Analyze significant artworks and their impact on cultural and historical contexts.

  • Art Spaces: Examine the role of physical and conceptual spaces in the creation and reception of art.

  • Writing Across the Arts: Develop critical writing skills tailored to the arts.

  • Artworks in History: Investigate key artworks from the Rococo period to the present.

  • Global Arts: Modernism Deconstructed: Understand the global dimensions of modernist art movements.

  • Rococo to Now: Artworks in History: Study the evolution of art from the 18th century to contemporary times.

  • Introduction to World Cinema: Gain insights into the history and aesthetics of world cinema as a significant art form.

Program Overview

Degree type: Bachelor of Art

Intake: January 

Duration:  3 Years

Language: English

Credits:  180 ECTS

Learning outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of History of Art program are well-prepared for a wide range of careers, including roles in museums, galleries, auction houses, cultural institutions, academia, and more. The skills acquired through this program are also valuable in fields such as publishing, art conservation, and cultural heritage management.

  • Theories of Art 

  • Objects of Art History 

  • Art Spaces 

  • Writing Across the Arts 

  • Artworks in History 

  • Global Arts 

  • Modernism Deconstructed 

  • Rococo to Now: Artworks in History 

  • Introduction to World Cinema 

  • Research Skills for Art History 

  • What is Pop Art? 

  • Art Markets 

  • Decolonizing the Arts 

  • Curating Global Arts 

  • Museums and Museology 

  • Modern European Art 

  • Contemporary Art's Global Challenges 

  • Art - Renaissance Florence 

  • Dissertation 

  • Art and Politics: Global Conceptualisms 

  • Arts: Japanese Art 

  • Arts – Premodern East Asia 

  • The Art of Collecting

  • Art and Feminism 

  • Journeys, Histories, and Methods of Display 

  • Tradition and Innovation 

  • Images as Knowledge 

  • Made in Italy 

  • The Arts of Italy and the Global Renaissance 

  • Surrealism: Art and Liberty


Year 1

Advanced Studies and Specialization

  • Research Skills for Art History: Master the essential research methodologies for art historical inquiry.

  • What is Pop Art?: Investigate the origins, development, and impact of Pop Art.

  • Art Markets: Learn about the economic aspects of the art world, including valuation and the art market dynamics.

  • Decolonizing the Arts: Critically engage with the processes of decolonization in the arts.

  • Curating Global Arts: Explore the principles and practices of curating art in a global context.

  • Museums and Museology: Study the history, function, and future of museums.

  • Modern European Art: Examine major movements and figures in European art from the late 19th to the mid-20th century.

  • Contemporary Art's Global Challenges: Address the critical issues facing contemporary art on a global scale.

  • Art - Renaissance Florence: Delve into the art and cultural history of Renaissance Florence.

Specialization and Dissertation

  • Dissertation: Conduct original research on a topic of your choice under expert supervision.


  • Art and Politics: Global Conceptualisms: Explore the intersection of art and political ideologies through global conceptual art.

  • Arts: Japanese Art: Study the unique traditions and modern developments in Japanese art.

  • Arts – Premodern East Asia: Investigate the art and culture of East Asia before the modern era.

  • The Art of Collecting: Learn about the history and practice of art collecting.

  • Art and Feminism: Examine the contributions and perspectives of feminist art and artists.

  • Journeys, Histories, and Methods of Display: Analyze the methodologies of displaying and interpreting art.

  • Tradition and Innovation: Investigate the dynamic between traditional art forms and innovative practices.

  • Images as Knowledge: Explore the role of visual images in the production and dissemination of knowledge.

  • Made in Italy: Study the distinctive contributions of Italian art and design.

  • The Arts of Italy and the Global Renaissance: Delve into the influence of Italian art on the global Renaissance.

  • Surrealism: Art and Liberty: Examine the Surrealist movement and its quest for artistic and personal freedom.

Year 2

Year 3

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