Universitat de Barcelona

Art History

What you will learn

The principles and practice of artistic production in different languages and cultures.

A variety of specialist skills supporting policies of equal opportunities.

An understanding of the expression of art in society today and its languages and techniques, art theory and artistic thought, seminal works and trends in different periods of history, approaches to artistic activity, creative processes, heritage, publication, the presence of art in politics and industry and apprenticeship.

Analytical and critical reasoning skills, methodologies for the appraisal of different kinds of art, the use of historigraphical techniques and new technologies, the procedures by which heritage projects are undertaken and the evaluation of educational projects.

Autonomy and teamwork skills, professional responsibility and commitment to heritage conservation and education, and leadership and self-critical ability.

Number of ECTS credits: 240
Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities
Faculty or school: Faculty of Geography and History

What you will need

Good reading skills, a knowledge of foreign languages (ideally, English, supported by a Romance language like French or Italian) and basic IT skills.

Personal interest in the art history documented in collections and heritage sites (Barcelona and Catalonia) and in audiovisual media.

Successfully completed school-leaver studies in humanities and social sciences, or in fine art; applicants should also have studied history, philosophy and literature.

Distribution of credits

Subject area typeECTS credits
Basic training66
Compulsory placements0
Compulsory final project6

Subjects (information available in Catalan)

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain

Admission for students with studies completed outside Spain.

Applicants holding higher educational qualifications from a university outside Spain should consult the page Admission with foreign qualifications to find out about specific admission requirements.

Fields in which you can work

Conservation-restoration in projects of historical, artistic and cultural heritage.
Institutional services.
Conservation-restoration and other specialist fields in museums and exhibitions.
The art market, including gallerist activities, antique dealing and auction.
Non-university education.
Higher education and research.
Publishing, including collection management and dissemination.
Media activities, including art documentation, criticism and dissemination.
Cultural management and freelance consultancy in private sector institutions, including program management, technical consultancy, and human resources.
Content creation using IT.
Artistic heritage dissemination, including interpretation, tourist management and educational programs.