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Art History and Visual Studies

Education at undergraduate level in Art History and Visual Studies aims to provide the student with knowledge of art in historical and contemporary contexts as well as basic theoretical knowledge. Through the acquisition of this knowledge and skills the student is trained to read, analyze, discuss problems and understand the visual impressions and expressions that surround us. This knowledge is important for an understanding of society whether it be art or more mundane contexts, museum exhibitions and advertising campaigns. At undergraduate level, the courses Introductory course, Intermediate course and Advanced course are offered each semester.

The introductory course is largely chronologically organized and takes its starting point in the ancient art and continues until today. In this course, the student is being trained in image analysis and image interpretation in which art and architecture is put into a context. The course ends with an independent minor essay where students can apply their knowledge and skills.

The intermediate course is thematically organized and focuses on contemporary art. The themes studied are: Architecture and urban planning, Design and The materiality of art works. At the end of the course an independently written essay is presented.

The advanced course focuses on writing. In two introductory modules lectures are given on methodological and theoretical issues. The last module of the course consists of an independently written essay.


KV1001, Art History and Visual Studies, Introductory course, 30 higher education credits

KV2001, Art History and Visual Studies, Intermediate course, 30 higher education credits

KV4001, Art History and Visual Studies, Advanced course, 30 Higher education

Please note that these courses are only taught in Swedish.


To Master´s studies (Second cycle) in Art History and Visual Studies

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)

Contact Information

Alexandra Fried

PO Box 200, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

46 31 786 1974

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