The Department seeks to broaden the strict art historical perspective, moving toward visual literacy, theory, and criticism. It adopts new methodologies of research and study related to other fields, such as cultural and gender studies and psychology.
New Programs:
v BA – combined degree in visual arts and art history
v MA – new track within curatorship studies on historical museology. Students are involved in exhibitions, apprenticeships and meetings with curators
v Starting in 2015 – program on historical sites with an emphasis on curatorship
v Three additional, innovative programs will be launched in the near future
Advanced students are required to take a course in curatorship. This course includes guest lectures by top curators and exhibition designers. It features exhibition preparation, which includes research, visits to artists' studios, interviews, writing catalogue essays, and mounting exhibitions.