Art History

Explore the making and meaning of art in local and global perspectives.

"Studying the Art History program offered a unique opportunity to broaden my art historical, conceptual, theoretical, research and writing knowledge and skills. In particular, the co-institutional teaching delivered by the University and Art Gallery of South Australia made the experience and relevance of the topics especially valuable."James Edwards

Broaden your horizons with postgraduate coursework in art history

Study the diverse research areas of art history, such as Renaissance art, eighteenth-century art, Australian art and contemporary art.

Art offers us a unique way of looking at the world. Images and objects are valuable repositories of past and present societies and cultures, with the power to reveal things that seduce us, challenge us and inspire us. Stimulate your senses for personal or professional development by nurturing your curiosity with a postgraduate study.

The University of Adelaide is situated amidst the beautiful North Terrace cultural precinct, and provides our students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the collections of the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Our postgraduate coursework options are designed by passionate academic staff, who are research-active art historians. The Graduate Diploma in Art History offers 4 courses online, while the Graduate Certificate in Art History offers 2.

Career options

  • Arts administrator
  • Creative industries
  • Gallery assistant/manager 
  • Museum assistant/manager 
  • Auction house assistant/manager 
  • Arts journalist
  • Arts policy developer
  • Arts promotion
  • Non-Profit arts organisations
  • Heritage organisations

Study options