Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Art History and Visual Culture Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • QS Stars
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 36 months
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Otago is a flexible undergraduate degree programme, enabling students to study from a selection of more than 40 arts and social science subjects, as well as papers offered elsewhere in the University. Academic breadth is complemented by in-depth knowledge gained through majoring in one or two subjects with the option of minors in one or two others. The completed BA is an entry qualification for the PGDipArts in the major subject of the degree. Each student must major in at least one of the following subjects: Anthropology; Art History and Visual Culture; Asian Studies; Biblical Studies; Chinese; Christian Thought and History; Classics; Communication Studies; Computer Science; Economics; Education; English; English and Linguistics; European Studies; Film and Media Studies; French; Gender Studies; Geography; German; Global Studies; History; Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui; Information Science; Japanese; Language and Linguistics; Linguistics; Māori Studies; Mathematics; Music; Pacific Islands Studies; Philosophy; Philosophy, Politics and Economics; Politics; Psychology; Religious Studies; Sociology; Spanish; Sport Development and Management; Statistics; Theatre Studies; Tourism, Languages and Cultures.    

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Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first University.

In the 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 176 in the 2019/20 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 15 subject areas.

It first received a Five Stars Plus QS Stars University rating in 2016.

Most undergraduate and postgraduate study takes place on the Dunedin campus, but the University also has Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington and Christchurch, which are home to many leading medical researchers.

Otago offers more than 200 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across four divisions:

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It also offers a Summer School, Study Abroad and Distance Learning programmes.

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