Bachelor's programme in Art History

Art History

Art History is the study of the history of visual expression in Western culture.

Analyses of aesthetic design, content and possible function of selected pieces of art constitute the academic approach to art history in the bachelor's programmen in Art History. Furthermore, emphasis is placed on the theoretical and historical basis for and development of artistic expressions. Therefore, selected pieces of historical and modern art include architecture, handicrafts/design, sculptures, paintings, photographs, installations/equipment, objects, performance and videos/DVDs.

Through the programme of study, students will be provided with an overview of the most significant eras in the history of art. They will also learn how to analyse and interpret architecture and environments, pictures and other aesthetic objects. Additionally, they will be provided with basic proficiency to place works in their historical context in order to conduct an analysis of their relation to contemporary historical, social and cultural origins. Therefore, a fundamental introduction to the history of the discipline and the most important theories and traditions of interpretation is an integrated part of the programme.

At NTNU the bachelor's programme in Art History is mainly concerned with the sub-disciplines of the Middle Ages, modern architecture and town planning, modern pictorial art, and gender perspectives in art history.

Contact information, Department of Art and Media Studies

Visiting address:

NTNU Dragvoll,  Building 8, level 3 and 4
Trondheim N-7491 Norway

Postal address:

Department of Art and Media Studies
Trondheim N-7491 Norway