Minor Programmes

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.

ADM Students

• Compulsory: DD2008 Survey of Modern Art, 1900 - 1945

• At least 4 electives from Table B or Table C

Non-ADM Students

• Compulsory: DD1003 Introduction to the Histories of Art I: Western Art History and DD2008 Survey of Modern Art, 1900 - 1945

• At least 1 elective from Table A or Table C

• At least 2 electives from Table B or Table C

TABLE A:

Course Code

Course Title

DD1004

Introduction to the Histories of Art II

DD2000

Introduction to the Histories of Southeast Asian Art


TABLE B:

Course Code

Course Title

Global Art Histories

DD2007

The Art and Architecture of the “Long Century” 1789-1914

DD3013

From Modern to Post-Modern Art 1945 – 1985

DD3022​​​​​ 

Art in the Age of Colonialism 

DD8004

The Fantastic in Western Visual Arts

DD8008

Faith and Art

DD8011

Aesthetic Manifestations of Buddhist Devotion & Practice

DD4007

British Art: 1815 – 1929



Contemporary Art & Theory

DD2003

Issues in Art History and Theory

DD2009

Survey of New Media

DD3008

Cities, Bodies, Memories, Art & Everyday Life in Contemporary Singapore

DD3010

Issues in Global Contemporary Art

DD8002

Ways of Seeing: Exploring Visual Culture

DF2006

Ethnographic Film 

DF8000

Survey of Experimental Filmmaking



Curating, Heritage & Museums

DA9009

Exhibition Design 

DD4002

Exhibition Histories: Museums to Biennales 

DD8010

Visualization of Cultural Heritage

DD8012

Contemporary Curating

DD9006

Seminar in Theories and Practices of Heritage Activism

DD9010

Maritime Silk Roads: Heritage and Media

DD9013

Heritage Studies: An Introduction

DD9014

Introduction to Museum Studies



Asian Art Histories

DD2010

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art​

DD201​1

Contemporary South-East Asian Art

DD4008

From Colonialism to Tourism: Early Photography in Asia

DD8006

The Modern and Modernism in Southeast Asian Art

DD8009

Japanese Art: Edo to Contemporary

DD9012

West Asian Cultures and the Art and Architecture of the Ottoman Empire



Media & Design Histories

DD3016

History of Design

DT2007

History and Culture of Animation, VFX and Game

DF2009

History of World Cinema

DP2002

History of Photography


TABLE C (Cross-Disciplinary):

Course Code

Course Title

HL2015

War in Literature and Film 

HL3001

Film Theory 

HL3036

The History of the Book 

HL3042

Gothic Literature 

HL4009

Popular Literature and Culture 

​HL4014​Advanced Studies in Film 

HL4040

Literature and Art 

​HL4041Studies in Art Criticism and Culture ​

HH3001

Historiography: Theory and Methods 

HH4015

Film: A Global History 

HY4007

Aesthetics

Last updated: Apr 2021​

minor in photo

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)

DP4001 Extended Photography (Pre-requisite: DP2001 & DP2005) ​