36 months
34200 AUD/year
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This Bachelor of Arts - History of Art from The University of Western Australia furnishes you with the knowledge and skills to gain employment in art galleries and museums, community and public art programs and with auction houses and major collections.  

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By examining the construction, reception and circulation of art objects across time and cultures, this major equips you with historical knowledge, rigorous analytical skills and the capacity to critically communicate about visual form. Through a cultivation of visual literacy, you will gain insights into how artists have imaged and imagined politics, religion, identity and culture, while also discovering how art has shaped the history of ideas. 

The Bachelor of Arts - History of Art from The University of Western Australia covers a wide range of historical periods and visual media, ranging from Renaissance painting to contemporary performance art, with an emphasis on the visual traditions of Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

Career Pathways

Graduates with a History of Art major are well equipped to enter a range of careers. Many graduates have gone on to careers connected in some way with the arts, such as arts administrators, curators, museum administrators, gallery directors, art historians, art conservators and arts festival administrators.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Great Moments in Art 
  • Ways of Seeing: Themes and Theories in Art
  • The Art of Photography  
  • Zen Gardens to Manga Mania: A Survey of Japanese Art
  • Contemporary Art and Tradition in China 
  • Art and Urban Experience  
  • Art and Social Justice 
  • (Inter)national History of Art Study Tour

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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144 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 003005D 

  • All India Senior School Certificate (CBSE)


  • Canadian Matriculation (except Quebec)


  • Chinese Gao Kao


  • Chinese Unified Examinations (UEC)


  • French Baccalauréat


  • GCE or Cambridge Advanced-level Examinations


  • German Abitur


  • Indian School Certificate (CISCE)


  • International Baccalaureate


Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 102600 AUD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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