The Frankfurt Master’s degree programme in the History of Art offers a multiplicity of options for individual scientific specialisation. The study course encompasses the whole European history of art and architecture.
The Art-historical Institute of Goethe University excels due to its methodical advanced research profile. Special areas of focus lie in the area of theory and media as well as methodology and the history of the subject. Research and teaching profit from the firmly established cooperations of the institute with the internationally renowned Frankfurt museums.
The research-oriented Master’s degree programme promotes individual research interests which can lead to a scientific career in the university and in museums. Excellent students will be encouraged to strive to obtain a doctorate.
The programme of study enables the student to make critical assessments based on profound specialist knowledge. In this way he is also qualified for a wide spectrum of demanding activities in journalism, exhibition practice, collections and archiving work, monument preservation, education and mediation. Each of these areas also requires intensive engagement with the objects and theoretical concepts of other disciplines. That is the only way to open up the diverse inter-relationships of art and architecture to political, social, cultural and philosophical discourses.
The programme of study is particularly focused on this requirement in a particular way: It provides specialised specialist knowledge and opens up interdisciplinary perspectives.
The four-semester programme of study is subdivided into four subject-specific modules, an excursion module and three modules for the transdisciplinary deepening of one’s own areas of focus. The areas of focus are selected oneself in the art history modules. The methodical orientation of these modules allows the central perspectives of art history research to be developed: Image and space concepts, medically as well as theories and contexts. The research-oriented focus is productively supplemented by the transdisciplinary modules.
- Bachelor’s degree or comparable degree in a similar subject
- letter of motivation (showing your motivation and your professional perspective (500 up to 700 words)
- Applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification, nor do they have a degree from a German higher education institution, are obliged to submit proof of adequate German language skills.
Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current transcript of records; at least 80% of the credit points in the B.A. must have been obtained; the Bachelor’s thesis must be finished or almost finished. Provisional admission is valid for 6 months.
Mode of admission
Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.
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Last updated January 23, 2018