Undergraduate Programmes


Minor Programs

In addition to their BFA majors, ADM students can choose to complete one of the minors available in the other schools throughout the University. A full list of minor programmes is indicated on the following page in the University's website:


Students declare a minor at the beginning of the Academic Year directly to the Office of Academic Services (OAS). Depending on the structure of the minor chosen, a total of 15 or 16 AUs needs to be completed.

Students may use the AUs allocated to GER Unrestricted Electives towards a declared minor. Minor courses are excluded from the S/U option.

* A maximum of ONE (1) GER CORE or GER Prescribed Elective is allowed to be counted towards the Minor in Art History requirement (provided the GER CORE or GER Prescribed Elective is also in the Minor's list of courses). This applies to students admitted in AY2013 onwards.

**ADM students are not allowed to double count the following Art History courses towards the requirements for the BFA and the Minor in Art History.

Core Art History courses – ADM students admitted before AY2017

  • DD2005 Survey of New Media
  • DD3005 Survey of Modern Art, 1900-1945
  • DD3006 Art in the Age of Colonialism
  • DD3011 Contemporary South-East Asian Art
  • DD3014 From Modern to Post-Modern Art 1945-1985

Compulsory Major Prescribed Elective History courses – ADM students admitted in AY2017 onwards​

  • DD2000 Introduction to the Histories of Southeast Asian Art
  • DD2009 Survey of New Media
  • DD2008 Survey of Modern Art 1900 -1945
  • Art in the Age of Colonialism
  • DD3010 Issues in Global Contemporary Art
  • DD8008 Faith in Art
  • DD8010 Visualization of Cultural Heritage
  • DD8012 Contemporary Curating
  • DD9014 Introduction to Museum Studies

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

Non-ADM Students

  • Compulsory: DD1003 Introduction to the Histories of Art I and DD2008 Survey of Modern Art, 1900 - 1945
  • At least 1 elective from table A
  • At least 2 electives from table B

Course Code Course Title
DD1004​ ​Introduction to the Histories of Art II
​DD2000 Introduction to the Histories of Southeast Asian Art

Course Code Course Title
DD2003​ ​Issues in Art History and Theory
DD2009 Survey of New Media
DD2007​ ​The Art and Architecture of the “Long Century” 1789-1914
DD3004​ ​Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art
DD2008 ​Survey of Modern Art, 1900-1945
DD3022 ​ ​Art in the Age of Colonialism
DD3008​ ​Cities, Bodies, Memories, Art & Everyday Life in Contemporary Singapore
DD3010 ​ ​Issues in Global Contemporary Art
DD2011​ ​Contemporary South-East Asian Art
DD3013 ​From Modern to Post-Modern Art 1945 – 1985
DD8002 ​ ​Ways of Seeing: Exploring Visual Culture
DD8004​ ​The Fantastic in Western Visual Arts
DD8006​ ​The Modern and Modernism in Southeast Asian Art
DD8007​ ​From Colonialism to Tourism: Early Photography in Asia
DD8008​ ​Faith and Art
DD8009​ ​Japanese Art: Edo to Contemporary
DD9006​ ​Seminar in Theories and Practices of Heritage Activism
DD8010​ ​Visualization of Cultural Heritage
DD8011​ ​Aesthetic Manifestations of Buddhist Devotion & Practice
DD8012​ ​Contemporary Curating
DD9010​ ​Imag(in)ing The Silk Road: Heritage And Media
DD9011​ ​British Art: 1839 – 1939
DD9012​ ​West Asian Cultures and the Art and Architecture of the Ottoman Empire
DD9013​ ​Heritage Studies: An Introduction
DD9014​ ​Introduction to Museum Studies
DD3016​ ​History of Design
DT2007 ​ ​History of Animation
DF2009​ ​History of World Cinema
DF8000​ ​Survey of Experimental Filmmaking
DP2002 ​ ​History of Photography

Other Minor Programmes offered by College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences​