Art History

Art students on filed trip. Photo
Photo: Elin Iversen

Art History

Art History - Bachelor's Programme

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian. Read more about the programme on the Norwegian website

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

Analyses of aesthetic design, content and the possible function of selected pieces of art constitute the academic approach to art history in our Bachelor's programme. 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.

About the programme

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.

Our Bachelor's programme 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.

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian

You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to apply to any of NTNU’s degree programmes taught in Norwegian.

You must also meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is April 15th. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.

The Faculty of Humanities offer a wide range of courses taught in English in various fields of study, both at bachelor's and master's level.

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