Art History

Master of Arts 

Start of studies: winter or summer semester
Standard Period of Study: 4 semesters
Teaching Language: German

This study program is not offered in English. For further information please visit the German version of the study program.

The object of art history studies is European art from early Christian art (Late Antiquity) to the present in the genres of architecture, sculpture, painting, graphic arts, photography, crafts and new media.

Art history studies are intended to equip students for independently and critically analyzing and interpreting works of art with respect to their provenance, form, content, and significance. A specialized vocabulary and comprehensive knowledge of art milestones is to be acquired for identifying, dating, and placing works of the fine arts and their importance in the historical context.  Basic to this is a thoughtful engagement with the research literature, source material and scholarly methods.


You should be interested in

  • Analyzing and describing works of art
  • Their historical classification

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Gerd Reichardt


Research fellow

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Anselm Rau


Research fellow (History of medieval art)

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