This Semester program is an intensive study of Asian art through a focus on key themes and developments, and an investigation of its circulation and dissemination within the international art market. The course is designed for students seeking a thorough grounding in Asian art, and for those who wish to pursue further study in this field or gain a preliminary basis of knowledge for working in the art world.
Asian art is one of the most vibrant and exciting aspects of global art production today. It is a vital aspect of cultural expression in the world, comprising distinct visual and philosophical traditions rooted in the numerous, diverse, and complex cultures of the Asian continent. Encompassing a broad geographical reach and a wide range of art forms, Asia’s art includes Islamic ornament and calligraphy in the western region, ancient bronzes of early ritual culture in China, Buddhist sculpture reaching from India through to Japan and Korea, Chinese landscape painting in the literati scholar tradition, Japanese manga, as well as the diverse and dynamic work of contemporary Asian artists, producing both regionally and globally.
The program prepares students for a wide range of careers in the art world or for further study on one of our postgraduate programs. Students will learn practical skills and gain knowledge in:
- Key aspects of Asian art through a lively program of lectures, seminars, museum visits, and encounters with artwork
- Traditional forms of Asian art as well as modern and contemporary artwork
- Professional specialization in the field, whether in a dealership, museum, auction house, or private collection
The program requires no prior knowledge of the field. Download the Semester Prospectus.