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Qualification: Art History and Art Theory, MA

Art History and Art Theory, MA

Qualification Information

1. Knowledge and understanding:
1.1. The student has a precise and clear understanding of selected subjects in the field of art history and theory and related subjects, including visual culture and aesthetics.
1.2. The student is familiar with specialised fields in the above-mentioned areas and has experience of researching the history of the subjects in question.
1.3. The master's student has systematically gained an understanding of the newest knowledge in his field of academic expertise.
1.4. The student can use his knowledge and skills in his research and can take a reasoned stance on problems related to art history and theory.

2. Type of knowledge:
2.1. The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field in art history and theory in the international arena.
2.2. The master's student has gained knowledge in his chosen field in art history and theory, with participation in specialised courses, seminars, conferences and through his own research.

3. Practical competence
3.1. The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.
3.2. The student is competent to write academic papers for publication in journals.
3.3. The student has developed the ability to work independently and is prepared to write on art history and theory, on his own or in cooperation with others.
3.4. The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context.

4. Theoretical skills
4.1. The master's student can independently evaluate when varying methods of analysis and complex academic issues are appropriate.
4.2. The master's student can demonstrate increased and deepened understanding and broader perception of his chosen field than is implied by studies at lower levels.
4.3. The student can place the matter he has in hand in a wider context, make an independent evaluation of a issue debated in the field and compare his conclusions with those of other academics.
4.4. The student shows in his master's thesis that he can perform large scale and quality research in an independent manner on matters that are important for progress in academic discourse.

5. Communication skills and computer literacy:
5.1. The master's student can initiate projects in his field of academic expertise, manage them and shoulder responsibility for the work of individuals and groups.
5.2. The student can participate in debate on matters of opinion in art history and theory and show respect and understanding for the views of others.
5.3. The student can present academically argued conclusions on issues within his chosen field of art history and theory, alone or in cooperation with others and equally to an audience of specialists and to the public.
5.4. The student is aware of the main opportunities for dissemination of material relating to art history and theory in a modern society.
5.5. The student is able to use software that can help in research work in art history and theory, particularly in his chosen field.

6. Learning competence:
6.1. The student knows the main ways to maintain his knowledge and skills and is competent to gather new knowledge related to his academic field.
6.2. The student has reached the necessary level of autonomy and discipline in work to be able to study at doctoral level in his academic field.

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Art History and Art Theory

NQF Level: 
7