Art History and Theory Honours A (ARHT4011)


The Honours program in Art History and Theory consists of: 1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff, 2. two seminars (Art is the Issue and Analysing the Visual) that meets weekly for two hours each semester. The thesis should be of 18000-20000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6000-8000 words of written work or its equivalent. The thesis is worth 60% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 20%.

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2x2-hr seminars/week


1x18000-20000wd thesis (60%), 2x6000-8000wd written works from the seminars (2x20%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Credit average or better in 48 credit points in Art History and Film Studies senior units. If you do not have this prerequisite please contact the Honours coordinator to determine possible waiving of the prerequisite.

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