In addition to their BFA majors, ADM students can choose to complete one of the minors available in the other schools throughout the University. A full list of minor programmes is indicated on the following page in the University's website:
MINOR PROGRAMMES FOR UNDERGRADUATES (via Student Intranet)
Students declare a minor at the beginning of the Academic Year directly to the Office of Academic Services (OAS). Depending on the structure of the minor chosen, a total of 15 or 16 AUs needs to be completed.
Students may use the AUs allocated to GER Unrestricted Electives towards a declared minor. Minor courses are excluded from the S/U option.
* A maximum of ONE (1) GER CORE or GER Prescribed Elective is allowed to be counted towards the Minor in Art History requirement (provided the GER CORE or GER Prescribed Elective is also in the Minor's list of courses). This applies to students admitted in AY2013 onwards.
**ADM students are not allowed to double count the following Art History courses towards the requirements for the BFA and the Minor in Art History.
- DD2005 Survey of New Media
- DD3005 Survey of Modern Art, 1900-1945
- DD3006 Art in the Age of Colonialism
- DD3011 Contemporary South-East Asian Art
- DD3014 From Modern to Post-Modern Art 1945-1985
- DD2000 Introduction to the Histories of Southeast Asian Art
- DD2008 Survey of Modern Art 1900 -1945
- DD2009 Survey of New Media
- DD3010 Issues in Global Contemporary Art
- DD3022 Art in the Age of Colonialism
- DD8008 Faith in Art
- DD8010 Visualization of Cultural Heritage
- DD8012 Contemporary Curating
- DD9014 Introduction to Museum Studies
The Minor in Art History offers a basic introduction to methodologies of art history to students across NTU. Through a study of artworks and monuments from diverse cultural and historical spheres, students acquire a foundational knowledge of artistic cultures and an understanding of their distinctiveness. Students also develop a preliminary facility for looking at artworks and interpreting them in ways that are methodical, purposeful and informed.
Attention is paid to relationships between language and visuality by employing interpretive strategies such as: the consideration of material and form, the role of description and analysis in interpretation, familiarity with precedents and models for interpretation alongside the practice of writing. Seeing, reading and writing are the formative processes in this programme.
This Minor is a complement to ADM degrees and to degree programmes such as Chinese Studies, English, Sociology, Communications, Psychology and History. The Minor offers new stimulating perspectives on the world for Natural Science, Engineering and Business students.
Students who wish to take the Minor in Art History will need to pass the compulsory course AND at least four other courses.
• Compulsory: DD2008 Survey of Modern Art, 1900 - 1945
• At least 4 electives from Table B or Table C
Introduction to the Histories of Art II
Introduction to the Histories of Southeast Asian Art
Global Art Histories
The Art and Architecture of the “Long Century” 1789-1914
From Modern to Post-Modern Art 1945 – 1985
Art in the Age of Colonialism
The Fantastic in Western Visual Arts
Faith and Art
Aesthetic Manifestations of Buddhist Devotion & Practice
British Art: 1815 – 1929
Contemporary Art & Theory
Issues in Art History and Theory
Survey of New Media
Cities, Bodies, Memories, Art & Everyday Life in Contemporary Singapore
Issues in Global Contemporary Art
Ways of Seeing: Exploring Visual Culture
Survey of Experimental Filmmaking
Curating, Heritage & Museums
Exhibition Histories: Museums to Biennales
Visualization of Cultural Heritage
Seminar in Theories and Practices of Heritage Activism
Maritime Silk Roads: Heritage and Media
Heritage Studies: An Introduction
Introduction to Museum Studies
Asian Art Histories
Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art
Contemporary South-East Asian Art
From Colonialism to Tourism: Early Photography in Asia
The Modern and Modernism in Southeast Asian Art
Japanese Art: Edo to Contemporary
West Asian Cultures and the Art and Architecture of the Ottoman Empire
Media & Design Histories
History of Design
History and Culture of Animation, VFX and Game
History of World Cinema
History of Photography
TABLE C (Cross-Disciplinary):
War in Literature and Film
The History of the Book
Popular Literature and Culture
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Literature and Art
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Historiography: Theory and Methods
Film: A Global History
Last updated: Apr 2021
The Minor in Photography in NTU is open to non-ADM undergraduate students interested in studying and practicing the art of photography.
Embarking on this course you will explore photographic artworks in-depth, looking at composition and context, cultural and historical backgrounds and influences, developing a knowledge of the aesthetic values behind lens-based art and its distinctive qualities.
Through classes that integrate technical aspects with aesthetic concerns, you will acquire the technical and creative skills necessary for production, and have the opportunity to explore your own creative approach to making photographic images. Through this practice you will learn to think and express yourself visually. This Minor will be beneficial for those who want to develop their photography skills and knowledge at a higher level, as well as those interested in careers in the arts, journalism, communications, fashion and media.
Students in the Minor in Photography will need to pass one core course AND at least four other courses from the list below. Students will first acquire the foundational knowledge through the core course, DP2001 Digital Photography before pursuing further coursework. It will set the context and prepare students for the specialised electives within the minor.
Compulsory Core Photography Course:
DP2001 Digital Photography
Choose a minimum of four courses from this list after completing DP2001:
DP2000 Photo Imaging I: Black and White Film Photography
DP2002 History of Photography
DP2004 Critical Eye: Seeing and Understanding in Photo Media
DP2005 Photography: Colour and Context
DP2008 Experimental Photography
DP3000 Photographic Media and Presentation
DP3003 Narrative Portraits
DP3008 Location Experiences in Photography
DP3010 Moving Image for Media Artists
DP3011 Documentary Practices
Advance courses which require additional pre-requisite besides DP2001:
DP2006 Principles of Lighting (Pre-requisite: DP2000)
DP2011 Photography: Light and Location (Pre-requisite: DP2006)