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Minor in Art History

Minor in Art History offered by ADM 

The Minor in Art History offers a basic introduction to methodologies of art history to students across NTU. Through a study of artworks and monuments from diverse cultural and historical spheres, students acquire a foundational knowledge of artistic cultures and an understanding of their distinctiveness. Students also develop a preliminary facility for looking at artworks and interpreting them in ways that are methodical, purposeful and informed.

Attention is paid to relationships between language and visuality by employing interpretive strategies such as: the consideration of material and form, the role of description and analysis in interpretation, familiarity with precedents and models for interpretation alongside the practice of writing. Seeing, reading and writing are the formative processes in this programme.

This Minor is a complement to ADM degrees and to degree programmes such as Chinese Studies, English, Sociology, Communications, Psychology and History. The Minor offers new stimulating perspectives on the world for Natural Science, Engineering and Business students.

Students who wish to take the Minor in Art History will need to pass the compulsory course AND at least four other courses.

ADM Students

Compulsory: DD2008 Survey of Modern Art, 1900 - 1945

At least 4 electives from Table B or Table C


Non-ADM Students

Compulsory: DD1003 Introduction to the Histories of Art I: Western Art History and DD2008 Survey of Modern Art, 1900 - 1945

At least 1 elective from Table A or Table C

At least 2 electives from Table B or Table C


TABLE A:

Course Code

Course Title

DD1004

Introduction to the Histories of Art II

DD2000

Introduction to the Histories of Southeast Asian Art


TABLE B:

Course Code

Course Title


Global Art Histories

DD2007

The Art and Architecture of the “Long Century” 1789-1914

DD3022​​​​​

Art in the Age of Colonialism

DD3013

From Modern to Post-Modern Art 1945 – 1985

DD8004

The Fantastic in Western Visual Arts

DD8008

Faith and Art

DD8011

Aesthetic Manifestations of Buddhist Devotion & Practice

DD9011

British Art: 1839 – 1939



Contemporary Art & Theory

DD2003

Issues in Art History and Theory

DD2009

Survey of New Media

DD3008

Cities, Bodies, Memories, Art & Everyday Life in Contemporary Singapore

DD3010

Issues in Global Contemporary Art

DD8002

Ways of Seeing: Exploring Visual Culture

DF2006

Ethnographic Film 

DF8000

Survey of Experimental Filmmaking



Curating, Heritage & Museums

DA9009

Exhibition Design 

DD3015

Exhibition Histories: Museums to Biennales 

DD8010

Visualization of Cultural Heritage

DD8012

Contemporary Curating

DD9006

Seminar in Theories and Practices of Heritage Activism

DD9010

Imag(in)ing The Silk Road: Heritage And Media

DD9013

Heritage Studies: An Introduction

DD9014

Introduction to Museum Studies



Asian Art Histories

DD2010

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art

DD3011

(Pending Change to DD2011)

Contemporary South-East Asian Art

DD8006

The Modern and Modernism in Southeast Asian Art

DD8007

From Colonialism to Tourism: Early Photography in Asia

DD8009

Japanese Art: Edo to Contemporary

DD9012

West Asian Cultures and the Art and Architecture of the Ottoman Empire



Media & Design Histories

DD3016

History of Design

DT2007

History and Culture of Animation, VFX and Game

DF2009

History of World Cinema

DP2002

History of Photography


TABLE C (Cross-Disciplinary):

Course Code

Course Title

HL2015

War in Literature and Film *NEW

HL3001

Film Theory *NEW

HL3036

The History of the Book *NEW

HL3042

Gothic Literature *NEW

HL4009

Popular Literature and Culture *NEW

​HL4014 ​Advanced Studies in Film *NEW

HL4040

Literature and Art *NEW

​HL4041 Studies in Art Criticism and Culture ​*NEW

HH3001

Historiography: Theory and Methods *NEW

HH4015

Film: A Global History *NEW

HY4007

Aesthetics *NEW

Last updated: Jul 2020​