Art history and curating

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Art History and Curating

Cultural Tourism is a fast-growing international market supporting the development of local communities and unique art practices. With interest in galleries and museums growing, the art sector is seeking people with a strong visual language, specialised knowledge of the art world and excellent communication skills. Our unique Bachelor of Art, History and Curating will equip you with these skills and help you succeed in a creative and influential career as a curator, researcher, or writer.

Co-located with the nationally significant Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), you'll learn about the history of art from foremost scholars and art writers, and acquire skills in the theory and practice of curating from leaders in the field.

In the core and elective units, you'll explore many different periods and places, including Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, modern and contemporary art, photography, film and Indigenous art. Through this study, you'll develop a broad base of knowledge that sets you up for a career in Australia or abroad.

Hands-on experience developing an exhibition concept and internship opportunities in the museum and gallery sector will develop your curating skills in ‘real-life’ situations while units in the history and theory of Curating and in Art Writing will provide you with knowledge and skills for your future career in the visual arts.

Career options

Curator, arts media commentator, museum director, gallery owner, arts programmer, arts collection manager, conservator, archivist, museum/gallery education officer, arts administrator, arts historian and researcher.

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