The Department of History & Theory of Art

The Department of History and Theory of Art at the Faculty of Visual Arts is a newly established department of the University of the Visual & Performing Arts.The objective of the department is to provide a concentrated study in the visual arts from pre-historic times to the present day in a multicultural and interdisciplinary context.The department teaches both specialized and wide-ranging courses such as History, Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Economics, Philosophy and Cultural Studies that prepare students to engage with scholarly research, curatorial work, creative practices, and encourage them to initiate national and international dialogues concerning the theories and histories of art and culture. Students following these programmes are encouraged to situate art in its historical context, to analyze its impact on the world around them, and to develop theoretical frameworks that contribute to critical thinking. The programmes encourage high scholastic achievement, original research, and a firm methodological grounding.

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