Art History and Theory
Art History and Theory has been recognised for its teaching excellence and innovation, and we pride ourselves on the excellent feedback we receive from students at all levels. By connecting our research with our teaching, we create innovative, effective and enjoyable classes.
Each year, we also place a number of students in internships in art institutions and museums, where students gain invaluable experience and insights into the work of art historians and museum professionals.
Explore the department's taught and thesis-based courses and qualifications.
Rata Holtslag, studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Theory and English.
News, events and seminars
A UC art historian is unravelling the stories behind New Zealand's most extensive collection of Chinese art with assistance from a $434,000 Marsden grant.
UC graduate Simon Todd (Ngāi Tahu) is using his Fulbright Award to complete his PhD in Linguistics at Stanford University in California.
Department of Art History and Theory staff
are located in Karl Popper, Level 5