The Art History programme covers European art from the Early Middle Ages to the present day, as well as the contemporary, international art that has grown out of this. The discipline of art history analyses art in its social context. It centres on questions regarding paintings, sculptures, architecture and new media. Studying Art History means placing works of art in context – historical, cultural, theological, literary, sociological among many others. This multi-faceted nature makes the subject both challenging and stimulating.

Programme abstract

Final Examination

Bachelor’s Examination (accompanying the programme)


Bachelor of Arts

ECTS Points


Standard Programme Duration

6 semesters

Programme Start

Winter or summer semester

Type of Studies

Full-time and part-time possible



Do you want to study Art History as a minor subject?

Have you already chosen your major subject and want to combine it with Art History as a minor subject? You can study Art History as a minor subject with the following configurations:

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