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Art History and Visual Studies

Students taking second-cycle (Master’s) courses in Art History and Visual Studies are presented with a variety of perspectives which exists within the field of Art History and Visual Studies. The aim is that a second-cycle student acquires knowledge and understanding of the discipline’s wide-ranging field. Among the fields studied are methods, theories, and the discipline’s own history, visual expression that is not necessarily regarded as art in a general sense and Swedish art history. The second cycle contains two thesis courses. All second-cycle courses in Art History and Visual Studies are 15 credits each and they are offered once a year.

As a student of the course Theories, Methods and Historiography one studies the art history and visual studies' theories and methods. Both "classic" and contemporary perspectives are covered during the course, thus providing a good basis for independent research projects both within and outside the university.

In the course Visual Cultures, images of great variation such as advertising or packaging are being studied. The focus of the studies is non-verbal communication.

Swedish Art History is an area that often falls outside the canonized art history. The course Swedish Art History consists of two areas: Seminars on scientific problems and the study of art and architecture in place.

In the two thesis courses, an advanced, independent and scientific research paper is written by the student.

Please note that these courses are only taught in Swedish. For more information, visit the Swedish version of this page.


To Doctoral studies (Third cycle) in Art History and Visual Studies

To Disciplines - Art History and Visual Studies

To GUL - Art History and Visual Studies (Here you will find syllabuses, required literature and schedules for the different courses)

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