Teaching

The teaching program consists of seminars, lecture courses, field study trips, and other teaching units, offered by the Faculty of the Art History Department and by specialized Visiting Faculty, and shares some of its courses with other art history Masters of the department. The program encourages critical reflection and engaged research, offers solid training in art history and opens professional perspectives towards curating, conservation, criticism, education, or the art market, fields that are increasingly entangled in global networks. All of the Chairs of the Department are involved in the teaching program, which thus covers transcultural aspects of Western art from the Middle Ages until today and includes, furthermore, classes given by the Chair for East Asian Art History, which is unique in Switzerland. Visiting Faculty complements the program with classes studying other regions, such as South America or Africa, and addressing cross-cultural methods and practices. Classes are taught in English.