Find out what undergraduate study in Art History involves
The Stage I courses you can take as part of Art History.
The Stage II courses you can take as part of Art History.
The Stage III courses you can take as part of Art History.
Information about postgraduate programmes in Art History.
The postgraduate courses you can take as part of Art History.
Information about PhD study and doctoral research areas.
Current Art History students and recent graduates tell their own stories.
The subject Art History is located within the Department of Art History.
Art History is the study of visual images and objects. We explore not only painting, drawing and sculpture, but also architecture, photography, video, performance, design and the decorative arts.
Art History and your career
Art History can prepare you for a career as a researcher, teacher, curator, librarian, art dealer, critic or journalist, as well as careers in related fields of culture, cultural tourism and human resources. Our graduates include many distinguished researchers, curators and gallery directors all over New Zealand and overseas.
Study options in Art History
You have particular opportunities to study European visual culture since antiquity (especially from the Renaissance to the present), Māori and Polynesian visual cultures, and the the art of New Zealand/Aotearoa.
Art History is available for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is taught by the Department of Art History.