We educate our students to become the next generation of critical thinkers who can apply their knowledge and skills in responsible art historical research. They are our future conversation partners in the scientific field, in museums, art institutions and the heritage sector, as well as in the wider cultural and social field. Teaching takes place on a small scale, incorporating contemporary educational insights and facilities.

Thanks to our active study society Stichting Art, there is a lively interaction between students and lecturers. Our lecturers include renowned researchers and inspiring guest lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad.

Bachelor Kunstgeschiedenis (Dutch programme)

Our Bachelor in Kunstgeschiedenis focusses both on art and architecture from the Middle ages to the present. We familiarise our students with the necessary knowledge as well as the fundamentals of art historical research. The possibility of choosing a minor and several elective courses opens opportunities to an interdisciplinary approach to art, architecture and heritage. In Utrecht we explore an object centered perspective and transcultural, material and technical as well as digital approaches in our research informed teachings.

Master Kunstgeschiedenis (Dutch programme)

In the one-year Master’s programme, Kunstgeschiedenis, we supervise our students from students to young professionals. The programme focuses on applying theoretical knowledge in practice, during internships as well as in group and individual assignments. Students use their art historical insights to contribute to solutions within the art and architectural heritage sector, in museums, art institutions and the curatorial sector. 

Research Master Art History

Our two-year international Master’s programme, Art History, prepares students for a research driven future in the art and architectural heritage sector, in museums, art institutions and the curatorial sector as well for an academic career. The programme is developed in close conjunction with our research and it is built in relation to our professional networks. Students have the possibility for a long-term research internship in a museum, art, research or heritage institute.