The University of Adelaide

Graduate Diploma of Art History

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Offered jointly by the University of Adelaide and the Art Gallery of South Australia, students study the collections of the Gallery, with teaching provided by curatorial and academic staff at both institutions and by national experts. On-campus classes are after-hours hours, with lectures and tutorials held at the University, combined with 'hands-on' workshops at the Art Gallery. Students are encouraged to consider issues and questions reflected in specific works of art, including their: origins and fabrication; critical reception; material composition; mixed fortunes in the history of taste; subject matter; place in the life's work of the artist who made them; and so on. Students become familiar with the issues involved in curating exhibitions and the principal questions associated with connoisseurship. They will develop the research skills necessary to investigate essential issues in art history, including skills in visual analysis.

Designed for

Graduates who want careers in the arts or those who want the pleasure of finding out more about art


  • Art history

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Study pathways

Master of Arts (Studies in Art History); Master of Arts (Curatorial and Museum Studies). If successful in gaining admission to the Master degree, students will receive full credit for work completed in the Graduate Diploma.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace Domestic: $27,000
International: $37,000
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Further information

Graduates have built careers in public and commercial galleries in curatorship, marketing and communications, public programs, education, the auction industry and arts journalism.

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