Title name: Degree in Art History
Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Geography and History Praza da Universidade, nº 1 15782 Santiago de Compostela
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Decree 385/2009 of August 27 (DOG 09/16/09)
Date of publication in the BOE: March 5, 2010; correction of errors in the BOE of July 6, 2010
Date of the last accreditation: 03/11/2015
Responsible for the title: Garcia Quintela, Marco Virgilio
Title coordinator: Fernandez Rodriguez, Begoña
Monterroso Montero, Juan Manuel
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: Face-to-face
Study regime: face-to-face
Languages of use: Spanish Galician EnglishInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsProvide students with rational and critical knowledge of artistic production throughout History and its manifestations in different cultures and through various artistic languages.
Prepare students in specific training in different fields, functions and activities of the art historian.
Know the characteristics, functions, and basic lines of art in its different manifestations, throughout the historical course and within the framework of different cultures, as well as the root causes of those characteristics, functions and evolution, always incorporating the work of art with the social, economic, political, ideological, religious and individual context in which it was conceived, connecting it with other forms of artistic expression or cultural manifestation.
Know the different formal and visual languages, as well as the different artistic techniques used by humanity throughout history.
Know the theory of art and aesthetic thought in its historical course and within the different cultural, social, economic, political, ideological, religious contexts that conditioned the discourses, aesthetics, function, techniques and formal languages of Art.
Know specifically the sources, trends, artists and most important and representative works of Art History in the framework of different cultures.
Know and handle in a rigorous and adjusted way the specific language and terminology of the different manifestations of Art.
Know the various procedures of artistic creation and the techniques of conservation, protection and dissemination of Cultural Heritage.Basic skillsThat students have demonstrated to possess and understand knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from the forefront of your field of study;
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competencies that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study;
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature;
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both a specialized and non-specialized audience;
That the students have developed those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomy.CurriculumItineraries or mentions:
They are not contemplated
Temporal arrangement of studies:
It is not contemplated
Credit transfer and recognition:
It consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different education for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
It implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, at the same or at another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official degree, will be included.
The USC regulates these two figures in the following regulations published on the web:
Recognition of university activities and transversal competences of the usc:
Students will be able to obtain up to a maximum of 12 optional credits for the recognition of the activities contemplated in article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 and of the transversal competences of the USC. Cross-cutting competences for all USC Master's degrees are considered instrumental knowledge of (1) foreign languages; (2) Galician language, and (3) information and communication technologies. In any case, the maximum number of recognizable credits for the activities of article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 will be 6.Professional outings58% of professional opportunities are directly related to the field of cultural heritage in any of its expressions. Likewise, this group is complemented by 25% dedicated to research and teaching tasks. On the other hand, in those professional fields of an emerging nature, promoted through the new ICTs, a progressive increase is perceived, although only 5% of those surveyed state that they have worked in the field of production, documentation and dissemination of content . Finally, in clear competition with other areas of the Humanities, 12% of graduates in Art History have found employment in generic professional fields such as libraries, archives, consultancies, etc.