University of Barcelona

Advanced Studies in Art History

Objectives and competences

Objectives

  • Critically identify the diachronic and synchronic processes in different fields of art history, and the methodological options available for the scientific appreciation of art in different historical contexts, for the purpose of designing appropriate cognitive models.
  • Determine and explain the relationship between artistic thought (theoretical, critical and aesthetic) and the process of artistic production throughout history.
  • Understand the evolution of issues related to artistic heritage in its various manifestations (monuments, collections, museums, the market, curating and tourism) in order to compare and distinguish between qualitative historical changes.
  • Classify and evaluate techniques and strategies in publications or specialized art history sections or supplements, to provide an overview of the artistic process and its phases.
  • Appreciate the complexity of today's globalized and multicultural art world.
  • Identify new artistic genres and the symbiosis and overlaps between all the arts (fine arts, performing and visual arts, cinema and audiovisual) through critical analysis.

Competences

General competences:
Upon completion of the master's degree, students will be able to:
  • Apply self-critical skills and self-assessment to their individual and collective learning processes.
  • Assess the implications of team work and apply their knowledge to group projects and specialized professional practice.
  • Design and manage projects.
  • Make appropriate decisions at each stage of development of a project.
    identify strategies for analysis and synthesis in complex cognitive processes, such as those related to diversity and multiculturalism in the contemporary world.
  • Identify professionally proven tools and strategies that foster quality in scientific work and in basic and applied research.


Specific competences:
Successful students will also be able to:
  • Critically identify the diachronic and synchronic processes in different fields of art history, and the methodological options ​​available for the scientific appreciation of art in different historical contexts, for the purpose of designing appropriate cognitive models.
  • Determine and explain the relationship between artistic thought (theoretical, critical and aesthetic) and the process of artistic production throughout history.
  • Understand the evolution of issues related to artistic heritage in its various manifestations (monuments, collections, museums, the market, curating and tourism) in order to compare and distinguish between qualitative historical changes.
  • Classify and evaluate techniques and strategies in publications or specialized art history sections or supplements, to provide an overview of the artistic process and its phases.
  • Appreciate the complexity of today's globalized and multicultural art world.
  • Identify new artistic genres and the symbiosis and overlaps between all the arts (fine arts, performing and visual arts, cinema and audiovisual) through critical analysis.