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Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship
Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship

Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship

  • ID:ANU610011
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,870.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,870.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements


International Baccalaureate:29

Applicants who complete a recognised secondary/senior secondary/post-secondary/tertiary sequence of study will be assessed on the basis of an equivalent selection rank that is calculated upon application.

English requirements

  • Academic IELTS and IELTS Indicator:  An overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component of the test.

  • TOEFL - internet based test : An overall score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening.

  • PTE Academic:  An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

  • TOEFL - paper based test: A score of 570 with a TWE* score of 4.5.

  • Cambridge CAE Advanced (Post 2015):  An overall score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in all sub-skills.

Course Information

The Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship bridges the gap between art history as an academic discipline and the practicalities of curating collections and exhibitions.

The degree locates the study of art in a range of historical, social, cultural and political contexts. You can focus on Australian, Asian and International art, both historical and contemporary, and participate in intensive art history courses taught overseas. You will be able to deepen your understanding of art practice through courses drawn from the School of Art & Design and be exposed to the museum environment through tutorials at national cultural institutions.


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The Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses;

A minimum of 84 units must come form completion of 2000- and 3000-level courses.

The 144 units must include:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

  • ARTH1006 Art and Design Histories: Form and Space
  • ARTH1007 Art and Design Histories: Making and Meaning
  • ARTH3001 Curatorial Practice
  • 12 units from completion of curatorship courses from the following list:
  • ARTH2044 Art and Its Context: Materials, Techniques, Display
  • ARTH2045 Curatorship History and Evolution
  • ARTH3057 Art and Politics of Collecting

36 units from completion of art history and theory courses from the following list:

  • ARTH2043 After the Bauhaus: Design from the Interwar Period to the Age of Climate Crisis
  • ARTH2044 Art and Its Context: Materials, Techniques, Display
  • ARTH2045 Curatorship History and Evolution
  • ARTH2050 Photography and Art
  • ARTH2052 Art of the Multiple
  • ARTH2056 Art and Architecture of Southeast Asia: Tradition and Transformation
  • ARTH2059 Art of Asia: Histories and Traditions
  • ARTH2061 The Postmodern and the Contemporary: World art, 1970 to the present
  • ARTH2080 Art and Visual Culture of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1815
  • ARTH2081 Art of the European Courts, 1500-1815
  • ARTH2082 Art, War and Conflict
  • ARTH2097 Art of the Long Nineteenth Century
  • ARTH2098 Australian First Nations Art and Culture
  • ARTH2104 Asian Art In-Country
  • ARTH2161 Contemporary Australian Art
  • ARTH2162 Art in the Digital Age
  • ARTH2166 Individual Research Unit
  • ARTH2167 Issues in Contemporary Craft and Design
  • ARTH2168 Renaissance and Baroque Art
  • ARTH2169 Introducing Asian Modernisms
  • ARTH2170 Contemporary Asian Art
  • ARTH2171 Australian Art: The Modern Period
  • ARTH2173 Art and the Moving Image
  • ARTH2174 Art, Medicine, Gender from the Renaissance until Today
  • ARTH2175 Across the Pacific: Australian Interactions with American Art and Art-Worlds
  • ARTH2176 Cross Currents in Australian First Nations and Non-Indigenous Art and Culture
  • ARTH3057 Art and Politics of Collecting
  • ARTH3004 City Sites: Studies in Art, Design and Urbanity


24 units from completion of one of the following language minors:

  • Advanced Ancient Greek
  • Advanced Arabic
  • Advanced Chinese Language
  • Advanced English Language
  • Advanced French Studies
  • Advanced German Studies
  • Advanced Italian Studies
  • Advanced Japanese Language
  • Advanced Korean Language
  • Advanced Latin
  • Advanced Persian
  • Advanced Sanskrit Language
  • Advanced Spanish Studies
  • Ancient Greek
  • Arabic
  • Burmese Language
  • Chinese Language
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Hindi Language
  • Indonesian Language
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Japanese Language
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Korean Language
  • Latin
  • Literary Chinese
  • Mongolian Language
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Sanskrit Language
  • Spanish
  • Tetum Language
  • Thai Language
  • Tok Pisin Language
  • Vietnamese Language


24 units from completion of courses listed in the following majors and minors:

  • Ancient History Major
  • Anthropology Major
  • Archaeology Major
  • Asian Art History Minor
  • Design Minor
  • Digital Humanities Major
  • English Major
  • History Major
  • Screen Studies Major
  • Visual Arts Practice Minor

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Unless otherwise stated, a course used to satisfy the requirements of one list may not be double counted towards satisfying the requirements of another list.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Art history and curatorship has a strong career orientation. Many of our graduates have taken up key positions in art galleries, museums and other cultural institutions. Some are in teaching positions relating to their specialisations, while others have entered the commercial world of culture and art. With a strong emphasis on critical analysis, research, problem solving and communicating with audiences in diverse ways, this degree provides valuable training for future managers in the arts, heritage and collections sectors, and more broadly across the public service and private enterprise.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 $ per year

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