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Art History

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – 2 field degree program - Major Field


Art is much more than simply paintings hanging in a museum. Art also includes the history of these works, the uniqueness of the brushwork or the reproduction of styles that existed hundreds of years ago. Art is not just painting, but includes architecture, monuments, statues, photography and dance. Above all, art is incredibly varied.

Language of instruction:

German

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

ECTS points:

180

Admission: First semester:

without special prerequisites for admission (free admissions)

Higher semesters:

free admission

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: 1 June–11 October
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

The degree program focuses on works of architecture, painting, sculpture, applied arts, and new forms of art in Europe, North America, and societies influenced by these cultures. In addition, the program also includes the history of art and the history of the discipline of art history and its institutions (e.g., museums, preservation of historical monuments, research and educational institutions, exhibitions). The periods included in the program range from the Middle Ages to the present. Art history majors acquire a solid background in the fundamentals and specialized knowledge of the field as well as knowledge of its methods (e.g., identification, stylistic analysis, iconography, iconology), enabling them to cultivate a sensitivity for artistic forms of expression and an understanding of works and theories of art within the context of the historical conditions in which they were created. Students of the bachelor program learn to judge works of art independently on the basis of expert knowledge. Prerequisites for a successful course of study include excellent skills in the German language and good skills in English.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Art History by students who started their B.A. degree programme in the winter semester 2013/14 or later:

Archaeological Sciences | Business Administration | Educational Science and Education Management | German as a Second Language* | English and American Studies | Cultural and Social Anthropology | Cultural Anthropology and European Anthropology | French | Geography | German Studies: German Literature | History | Islamic Studies | Italian | Jewish Studies | Catalan | Catholic-Theological Studies | Classical and Christian Archaeology | Classical Philology | Cognitive Science | Medieval Latin Philology* | Musicology | Philosophy | Political Science | Portuguese | Psychology | Romanian* | Sinology | Scandinavian Studies | Slavic studies | Sociology | Spanish | German Linguistics | Economics | Ancient Near Eastern Studies |

* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.

For information on subject combinations, see also the "Joint Committee of the Faculty of Philology, Philosophy, and Economics and Behavioural Sciences". Subject combinations for students who started their degree programme before the winter semester 2012/13 can also be found there. » more [de]

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Central Student Advising Office


The central student advisory service - the Central Student Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising


Margarita Augustin
Kunstgeschichtliches Institut
Raum 3332
Platz der Universität 3
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3099

studienberatung@kunstgeschichte.uni-freiburg.de
Sprechstunde: Während des Semesters: Di 10-12 Uhr, Mi 11-13 Uhr
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