What will I learn?

Where better to study art history and curatorship than surrounded by Australia’s national cultural and collecting institutions? What’s more, where better to study Art History than in Australia’s premier practice-led research institution, the ANU School of Art. Here, you will study the history of art while surrounded by the making of art.

At ANU you can take advantage of our strong connections to the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library and the Australian War Memorial to participate in our renowned internship program.

And like many of our graduates before you, you might even find yourself working there.

Our leading Master of Art History and Curatorial Studies program offers courses in Australian and Asian art; 19th – 20th century Australian and European art and design; modernism and postmodernism; curatorial practice, all taught by our specialist art historians.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

A Master of Art History and Curatorial Studies will advance your career working in art galleries, museums and other cultural institutions; the arts, heritage and collections sectors; the commercial world of culture and art; and in teaching and education.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

differentiate and critique at an advanced level the historical, social, cultural and political contexts of diverse periods, styles, and methods in Art History

closely analyze at an advanced level individual works of art, and interpret and communicate ideas to both specialist and non-specialist audiences using disciplinary language and conventions;

construct comprehensive linkages between the study of Art History and the practicalities of curating; and

undertake independent research

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

CRICOS

082272G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$41,280.00 (US$ 27,971) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

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Start date

Expected July 2020

Venue

The Australian National University

Acton Campus,

ACTON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a tertiary qualification to the required standard and recognized by ANU as comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 7 Bachelor Degree or higher; Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test overall score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic -an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

For international students

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

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About this uni

The Australia National University is a member of International Alliance of Research Universities, with Universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.

  • No. 1 in Australia and 7th in the world for global outlook
  • 95% of research at ANU is recognised as that of world standard
  • New AUD 240 M science precinct with state-of-the-art labs
  • No.1 in Australia and 21 worldwide for graduate employability