Undergraduate

History of Art

Understanding the history of art enables students to explore in detail the ongoing significance of art as a platform for shaping and interpreting the world in which we live.

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Graduates with a History of Art major are well equipped to enter a range of careers. Many graduates have gone on to careers connected in some way with the arts, such as arts administrators, curators, museum administrators, gallery directors, art historians, art conservators and arts festival administrators.
Graduates with a History of Art major are well equipped to enter a range of careers. Many graduates have gone on to careers connected in some way with the arts, such as arts administrators, curators, museum administrators, gallery directors, art historians, art conservators and arts festival administrators.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Graduates who complete a History of Art honours course to a high enough standard could complete a Master of Philosophy or PhD.
Graduates who complete a History of Art honours course to a high enough standard could complete a Master of Philosophy or PhD.
Postgraduate study at UWA

Master of Curatorial Studies in Fine Arts

Fees and scholarships

Fees for this course are currently being finalised, refer back to this page in the coming weeks as more information will be made available then.

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You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


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Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2020
$9,094.47
Typical Fee Range - 2020
$6,684.00 - $11,155.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2019
$93,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$95,100.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This major furnishes you with the knowledge and skills to gain employment in art galleries and museums, community and public art programs and with auction houses and major collections. You'll graduate with a comprehensive understanding of art and the specific communication skills required to engage in artistic dialogue, plus you'll possess a qualification valued by arts professionals worldwide.

About the course

By examining the construction, reception and circulation of art objects across time and cultures, this major equips you with historical knowledge, rigorous analytical skills and the capacity to critically communicate about visual form.

History of Art

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 3 hours teaching time plus own study time for the History of Art major. Additional teaching and study time will be required for the non-History of Art units making up your degree.
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-HYART
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
History of Art
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 3 hours teaching time plus own study time for the History of Art major. Additional teaching and study time will be required for the non-History of Art units making up your degree.
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-HYART
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWART
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Design
Student story

Maree Crouch

Student story
Maree Crouch

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MAJOR COORDINATOR

Dr Clarissa Ball

Dr Clarissa Ball is an art historian and Head of Department for Fine Arts and History of Art within the School of Design.

“At UWA the cutting-edge focus areas of Film, Art and Biotechnology, and Art and Environment, allow you to develop your artistic skills across established and emerging mediums. Fine Arts gives you the opportunity to artistically articulate and debate some of the most challenging and difficult issues facing our world.”

MAJOR COORDINATOR
Student story

Molly Werner

Student story
Molly Werner

Why study History of Art at UWA?

  • Explore the ongoing significance of art as a platform for shaping and interpreting the world in which we live
  • Some units are taught overseas: recent destinations include Paris, Rome and China
  • You'll be taught by internationally recognised art historians

Excellent facilities

At the School of Design, you’ll have access to well-equipped facilities including:

  • Studio spaces
  • Design Hub, a working space with senior student mentors available for assistance
  • Digital fabrication equipment such as plastic extrusion 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC milling machines

  • Multiple computer labs with 24-hour access

  • Printmaking studio with etching presses and spray booths

  • Multimedia production facilities

  • Cullity Gallery, where you’ll have the opportunity to exhibit your work.

FACILITY

Cullity Gallery

Cullity Gallery
FACILITY
FACILITY

Design Hub

Design Hub
FACILITY

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

Popular combinations

Richer student experiences

Student Exchange & Study Abroad

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History of Art

You'll learn to

  • gather historical knowledge about a wide range of periods and visual media
  • critically communicate about visual form
  • recognise how art has shaped the history of ideas and how artists have imaged and imagined politics, religion, identity and culture
History of Art

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.

Form connections

The UWA ALVA Student Society is affiliated with the UWA Student Guild and represents students within the School of Design. Visit them on Facebook.

The UWA FAHA Club represents the Fine Arts and History of Art student body. Visit them on Instagram.

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