The School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies examines cultural, artistic, intellectual and spiritual traditions that have shaped, and continue to shape, today's world.

The School offers a fascinating range of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels which help you understand and appreciate some of the most important parts of our contemporary culture and its heritage.

World-class research

The School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies has an active and productive research culture.

Art History

Humans have used images to make sense of the world for millennia. Learn how to interpret art and images, and develop skills in research, analysis and writing.

Available subjects

  • Art History
  • Museum and Heritage Studies
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Classics

The legacies of ancient Greece and Rome are still with us today—in the language we speak, in our political systems and in our literature, arts and culture.

Available subjects

  • Classical Studies
  • Greek
  • Latin
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Religious Studies

Religion plays a big part in human experience, society and culture. Learn about the nature and history of religions, and the role they play in the world we live in today.

Available subjects

  • Religious Studies
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Study museum and heritage practice

Get the practical skills, theory and sector experience you need to work as a museum and heritage professional, with a range of one-year qualifications.

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  • Victoria Hosts ASCS 2017

    From January 31st through February 3rd, the Classics Programme, under the leadership of Diana Burton, hosted the 38th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for Classical Studies, an event which attracted more than 150 scholars from around the world.

  • A Turk in the Hall of Mirrors by David Maskill

    David Maskill, Senior Lecturer in Art History, will  present a paper,  'A Turk in the Hall of Mirrors', at the forthcoming conference ‘Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores: Living Versailles’, at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra on 17-18 March.

  • Radio New Zealand podcasts

    School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies staff feature in Radio New Zealand podcasts.

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