Study Program

The Master of Arts Program

The two-year Specialized Master of Arts “Art History in a Global Context” focuses on issues of global, international, and interregional exchange and transculturation and aims at

• addressing questions, developing methodologies, and studying objects as seen from a global perspective and related to transcultural phenomena

• extending the traditional European curriculum of western art history towards non-western art

• contributing to current international debates about the challenges and chances of art history in a globalized academe

The Master comprises 90 Credit Points and thus encourages productive interdisciplinary combinations with other Master programs of the UZH, such as Musicology, Islamic Studies, Sinology, or Cultural Analysis. Synergies already exist with the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (AOI). The program also seeks for scientific cooperation and exchange with specific Chairs, Departments, and research and teaching projects of other universities in Switzerland and abroad, such as the Universities of Bern, Lausanne, Geneva, and the Freie Universität Berlin and the University of Vienna. Collaboration with local institutions, such as the Rietberg Museum or the Kunsthaus, extend the horizon of the program to include questions of conservation, curatorship, and display.

Application:

Fall semester: January 1st - April 30th

Spring semester: July 1st - November 30th

https://www.uzh.ch/cmsssl/en/studies/application/master.html

Module Group

Modules

Module types

Minimum of ECTS to be achieved in the respective module group

 

Theories of Global Art History

Elements of Art History in a Global Context (independent study of reading list, assessed by an oral examination at the end of the semester)

Required

9 ECTS

Every Fall Semester

At least 18 ECTS (of which 9 ECTS for the “Elements” module)

Current Discourses in Global Art History (seminar)

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Spring Semester

Transcultural Methods and Postcolonial Theories (seminar)

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Spring Semester

 

Spaces of Global Art History

Area Studies (seminar)

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Fall Semester

At least 18 ECTS

Social and Institutional Contexts (seminar)

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Second Fall Semester

Transregional Perspectives (seminar)

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Second Fall Semester

Field Study Trip

Core Elective

9 ECTS

Every Second Spring Semester

 

Further Curricular Modules

Further modules from the program, such as lecture courses

Optional

 

 

Cross-disciplinary Modules

e.g. language courses

At least 3 ECTS

 

Final Modules

Master Thesis

Required

30 ECTS

Every Semester

33 ECTS

Research Colloquium

Required

3 ECTS

Every Semester