Degree in History of Art

240 credits - Faculty of Philosophy and Arts

Start Year
Minimum number of credits to be taken in the first year
  • 48 first-year subject credits for full-time students.
  • 24 credits for part-time students.
  • After the first year of registration, there is no minimum number of credits to take.
Total available credits. Academic Year 2020-21
318 credits
Public tuition prices per credit. Academic Year 2020-21
  • 1st registration : 13,53¤
  • 2nd registration : 30,05¤
  • 3rd registration : 65,06¤
  • 4th registration : 90,15¤


Core Skills

  1. Showing the knowledge in history of art has been acquired and understood, starting from obligatory secondary education level to one which, although based on advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that involve knowledge from the vanguard of the subject.
  2. Knowing how to professionally use history of art knowledge in work or a vocation, and having the skills normally demonstrated through the production and defence of arguments and problem solving within the area of study.
  3. Having the ability to collect and interpret relevant data in the area to issue opinions that include a reflection on important social, scientific or ethical issues.
  4. Being able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to a specialised and more general audience.
  5. Developing the necessary learning skills to undertake postgraduate studies with a high level of independence.
  6. Knowledge of English: the ability to understand, speak and write in English to an intermediate level.

Specific Skills

  1. Fundamental skills (knowledge of the discipline). A critical awareness of spatial and time frames (diachronic and synchronic) and the geographic and cultural limits and interlinks in history of art.
  2. Fundamental skills (knowledge of the discipline). A general diachronic vision of universal history of art.
  3. Fundamental skills (knowledge of the discipline). A regional diachronic and comprehensive vision of territorial artistic phenomena.
  4. Fundamental skills (knowledge of the discipline). Specific and elective knowledge of the history of art.
  5. Fundamental skills (knowledge of the discipline). Knowledge of the different methods to approach history of art and its historical contingency (art historiography).
  6. Fundamental skills (knowledge of the discipline). Systematic comprehensive knowledge of art: different languages (architecture and urbanism, sculpture, painting, photography, cinema, music, decorative and sumptuary arts), artistic production procedures and techniques throughout history. Aesthetic theory and thought.
  7. Fundamental skills (knowledge of the discipline). Knowledge of the main literary and documentary sources of history of art.
  8. Fundamental skills (knowledge of the discipline). Core knowledge of iconography as a key to interpreting images.
  9. Applied and professional knowledge (know-how). Practical knowledge of the core processes to scientific methodology in history of art: state of the art, comprehensive analyses of works of art, refocussing problems, searching for unpublished information, hypotheses, critical processes of synthesis, ordered formulation of conclusions.
  10. Applied and professional skills (know-how). Knowledge of history and current problems in conservation, restoration and management criteria for historical, artistic and cultural heritage.
  11. Applied and professional skills (know-how). Core knowledge of museology and museography.
  12. Applied and professional skills (know-how). Knowledge of documentation, material composition and construction techniques for artistic movable and immovable property.
  13. Applied and professional skills (know-how). Knowledge of art collection management: art inventory, documentation, cataloguing, exhibitions and promotion.
  14. Applied and professional skills (know-how). Instrumental knowledge applied to history of art: the core skills to interpret and use graphics, drawing, photography, moving images, IT and materials for a work of art.