An Art History specialisation builds a strong foundation in the study of the visual and filmic arts, as well as allowing students to study particular areas of interest, for example, Aboriginal art, the history of world cinema and the art, text and film of the 18th Century.
Master of Arts - Satisfactory completion of 8 units of study (48 credit points) (cp). A minimum 4 units of study in the subject area are required (24cp). Remaining units of study are chosen from the list of approved electives, or undertaken in a relevant or related field, subject to the approval of the academic coordinator. Candidates electing to undertake a dissertation (12cp) prepare a research proposal and discuss their topic with the academic coordinator prior to enrolling. Core units of study in the Art Curatorship program, including Gallery Internships, are not available to MA candidates.
Graduate Diploma in Arts - Satisfactory completion of 6 units of study (36 credit points) (cp). A minimum 4 units of study in the subject area are required (24cp). Core units of study in the Art Curatorship program, including Gallery Internships, are not available to GradDipArts candidates.
Graduate Certificate in Arts - Satisfactory completion of 4 units of study (24 credit points) (cp). All units of study are completed from the list of approved units of study. Core units of study in the Art Curatorship program, including Gallery Internships, are not available to GradCertArts candidates.
Eligible candidates undertaking the degree of Master of Arts have the option of completing a dissertation on an approved topic over two units of study, normally undertaken over two semesters, with a value of 12 credit points, under the supervision of an academic staff member.
Sydney Master of Arts graduates hold an advanced learning qualification in their chosen specialisation that may qualify them for further study or research opportunities in the subject area, or enhance career opportunities with employers who value the outstanding analytical, communications, interpersonal and problem-solving skills of humanities and social sciences postgraduates.
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