Second Major

In addition to their BFA majors, ADM students can choose to pursue a Second Major available in the School of Humanities (SOH), School of Social Sciences (SSS) and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), under the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences. A full list of Second Major programmes is indicated on the following pages in the School's website. Courses for the Second Major are registered as Unrestricted/Broadening and Deepening Electives and excluded from the S/U option.

SECOND MAJOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY SOH

SECOND MAJOR PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY SSS

SECOND MAJOR PROGRAMME OFFERED BY WKWSCI

Students need to complete 33 to 35 AUs in 2nd Major courses taken as Unrestricted Electives.​

Should a student drop out of the 2nd Major programme halfway, he/she will then have to fulfill the AHSS and 5th GER Elective requirement. The additional UE AUs will also be taken away if they have not already utilized the AUs.

  • Students will be admitted to the 2nd Major Programme from the 2nd Year onwards, based on CGPA scores at the end of their 1st Year of Study.

  • Generally a CGPA score of 4.0 and above is required for admission.

  • The AU requirements for students from ADM taking a 2nd Major are summarized in the table below:

​​PROGRAMMESECOND MAJOR​​​​​MAJOR​​GER​UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES​TOTAL​
​COREELECTIVES​CORE​ELECTIVES​​
STS​​BM​LA
ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA (Admission Year 2014 to 2016)​Chinese​​709​13​​9​40​141​
Economics​
English​
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies​
Psychology​
Sociology​
Communication Studies​
History​
Philosophy​
Public Policy and Global Affairs​

 

​​PROGRAMMESECOND MAJOR​​​​​MAJOR​​GER​UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES​TOTAL​
​COREELECTIVES​CORE​ELECTIVES​​
STS​​BM​LA
ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA (Admission Year 2017)

*DA – Design Art

*MA – Media Art​​
Chinese​​​44 (DA)

41 (MA)
36 (DA)

39 (MA)
13​​9​40​​142
Economics​
English​
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies​
Psychology​
Sociology​
Communication Studies​
History​
Philosophy​
Public Policy and Global Affairs​


​​PROGRAMMESECOND MAJOR​​​​​MAJOR​​GER​UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES​TOTAL​
​COREELECTIVES​CORE​ELECTIVES​​
STS​​BM​LA
ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA (Admission Year 2018 to 2020 onwards)​

*DA – Design Art

*MA – Media Art​
Chinese​​​44 (DA)

41 (MA)
36 (DA)

39 (MA)
18​​​​6​​40​​144
Economics​
English​
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies​
Psychology​
Sociology​
Communication Studies​
History​
Philosophy​
Public Policy and Global Affairs​


PROGRAMMESECOND MAJORMAJORINTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE CORE (ICC)BROADENING AND DEEPENING ELECTIVETOTAL
 
COREELECTIVESCOMMON COREFOUNDATIONAL CORE
 
 
 
 
ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA
 
(Admission Year 2021 onwards)
 
 Chinese
 English 
History
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
Philosophy
Economics
Psychology
Sociology
Public Policy and Global Affairs
Communication Studies

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The 2nd Major in Art History will offer top students at SOH, SSS and SCI under College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences an intermediary exposure to methodologies and practices of Art History. Beginning with broad studies of artworks and media from diverse cultural and historical phases, the 2nd major will develop deeper capacities for the critical analysis of distinct artistic cultures.
  • Students will be admitted to the 2nd Major Programme from the 2nd Year onwards, based on CGPA scores at the end of their 1st Year of Study.

  • Generally a CGPA score of 4.0 and above is required for admission.

  • The AU requirements for students from SOH, SSS and SCI to take a 2nd Major are summarized in the table below:

PROGRAMMEMAJORINTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE CORE (ICC)BROADENING AND DEEPENING ELECTIVETOTAL
 
COREELECTIVESCOMMON COREFOUNDATIONAL CORE
Chinese2742171042138
English1851171039135
History1554171039135
Linguistics and Multilingual Studies2148171042138
Philosophy2145171045138
Economics2741171040135
Psychology2736171048138
Sociology2742171039135
Public Policy and Global Affairs1545171048135
Communication Studies2041171741136

3 Core Subjects
(9 AUs)

  • DD1003 Introduction to the Histories of Art I: Western Art History
  • DD1004 Introduction to the Histories of Art II
  • DD2000 Introduction to the Histories of Southeast Asian Art​​

8 Prescribed Electives
(24 AUs)

Choose up to four (4) courses from:

Global Art Histories

  • DD2007 The Art and Architecture of the "Long Century" 1789-1914
  • DD2008 Survey of Modern Art, 1900-1945
  • DD3022 Art in the Age of Colonialism​ 
  • DD8008 Faith and Art 
  • DD4007 British Art: 1815 - 1929

Contemporary Art & Theory

  • DD8002 Way of Seeing: Exploring Visual Culture
  • DF2006 Ethnographic Film

Curating, Heritage & Museums

  • DD9014 Introduction to Museum Studies 
  • DA9009 Exhibition Design

Asian Art Histories​ 
  • DD2010 Modern & Contemporary Chinese Art
  • DD2011 Contemporary South - East Asian Art
  • DD8006 The Modern and Modernism in Southeast Asian Art
  • DD9012 West Asian Cultures and the Art and Architecture of the Ottoman Empire

Choose up to two (2) courses from:

Global Art Histories

  • DD3013 From Modern to Post Modern Art: Post 1945 - 1985
  • DD8004 The Fantastic in Western Visual Arts

Contemporary Art & Theory

  • DD2003 Issues in Art History and Theory
  • DD2009 Survey of New Media
  • DD3008 Cities, Bodies, Memories, Art and Everyday Life in Contemporary Singapore
  • DD3010 Issues in Global Contemporary Art

Curating, Heritage & Museums

  • DD9006 Seminar in Theories and Practices of Heritage Activism
  • DD9010 Maritime Silk Roads: Heritage And Media
  • DD9013 Heritage Studies: An Introduction

Asian Art Histories

  • DD4008 From Colonialism to Tourism: Early Photography in Asia​

    Choose up to two (2) courses from the selection of ADM, SOH, SSS and WKWSCI courses below:

    ADM courses:

    Global Art Histories

    • DD8011 Aesthetic Manifestations of Buddhist Devotion & Practice

    Contemporary Art & Theory

    • DP2004 The Critical Eye: Seeing and Understanding in Photo Media
    • DF8000 Survey of Experimental Filmmaking

    Curating, Heritage & Museums

    • DD4002 Exhibition Histories: Museums to Biennales 
    • DD8010 Visualization of Cultural Heritage
    • DD8012 Contemporary Curating

    Asian Art Histories

    • DD8009 Japanese Art: Edo to Contemporary

    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

     

    Cross-disciplinary Courses:

    • HC4014 Special Topics in Chinese Literary and Cultural Studies
    • HL2009 Southeast Asian Literature and Culture
    • HL2011 Representations of Asia: Film and Fiction
    • HL4032 Urban Culture Asia
    • HL2022 South Asian Literature
    • HL3001 Reading Films: Film Theory
    • HL3043 Modernist Soundscapes
    • HL4010 Feminist Studies
    • HL4014 Advanced Studies in Film
    • HS4901 Sociology of the Arts
    • HS2004 Culture, Self and Identity
    • HL2015 War in Literature and Film 
    • HL3036 The History of the Book 
    • HL4009 Popular Literature and Culture 
    • HL4040 Literature and Art 
    • HL4041 Studies in Art Criticism and Culture​ 
    • HH3001 Historiography: Theory and Methods 
    • HH4015 Film: A Global History 
    • HY4007 Aesthetics 

    Last updated: May 2021

    NOTE:
    The courses can be done in any order a student chooses although it is strongly recommended that students take the three core courses first, starting with DD1003 Introduction to the Histories of Art I: Western Art History or at least simultaneously with the electives. 

    The core courses are introductory classes and students who have taken them will be in a better position to get more out of the electives which are more advanced or specialised in their focus.

    For more information about the 2nd Major Programme, please contact:

    Associate Professor Peer M. Sathikh
    Associate Chair (Academic)
    Tel: 6514 1058
    Email: PeerSathikh@ntu.edu.sg

    Mrs Julie Lim
    Assistant Director (Undergraduate Programmes)
    Tel: 6790 6667
    Email: bnlim@ntu.edu.sg