Bachelor in History of Art

Education objectives

1) To acquire theoretical knowledge of the History of Art, both international and Portuguese, from Antiquity to contemporary times;
2) To master the concepts and basic methodologies of History of Art;
3) To acquire skills to analyse and identify works of art;
4) To develop conceptual and critical abilities towards artistic objects and their contextualisation;
5) To acquire the ability to use knowledge of the History of Art for civic and social intervention;
6) To apply knowledge of the History of Art when reflecting upon the cultural identity of different societies;
7) To master appropriate knowledge of the History of Art to work within the fields of Museology and Heritage Studies.

General characterization

DGES code



Bachelor (1st Cycle)



Access to other programs

Completion of the licenciatura allows the holder to apply for Masters or Doctoral programmes or other post-graduate courses including those which do not confer a degree.


Nuno Conde Senos

Opening date

September 2019




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Teaching language

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Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 3 years/6 semesters.
Students must perform 180 credits: 120 credits based in the compulsory curricular units, 30 credits to be chosen in a set of elective optionals and 30 credits undertaken in free-elective optionals or in a minor of another scientific area. Every semester, the student may not sign up in more than 30 credits, respecting the precedence when these have been set. At the beginning of each semester, students will be advised of the curricular units to carry out in order to appropriate them to their academic career.
The undergraduate students can still benefit from the different mobility programmes in which FCSH/NOVA participates as Erasmus +, Almeida Garrett exchange programmes, among others, and participate in research within the research units of the Faculty.
The degree of “licenciado” corresponds to the level 6 of the NQF and EQF-National Qualifications Framework/European Qualifications Framework.

Conditions of admittance

Students may be admitted to Higher Education through the National Competition for Access to Higher Education, special competitions/regimes and entry systems, re-enrolment systems, course changes and transfers. To apply for access to higher education through the National Competition, students must fulfill the requirements described in DGES/Access to Higher Education. More info at For more information about International Students please visit

Evaluation rules

Students at FCSH are evaluated based on the work developed over a semester, based on class participation, presentation of written and oral tests and examinations. The result obtained either by continuous assessment or evaluation of the tests is expressed on a scale of 0 to 20. To be approved, students must have at least 10 points to pass, however, who fail have a second chance to repeat the exams. Repeat exam: Has access any student of 1st or 2nd cycle who has obtained the minimum grade of eight values per rounding in the final grade of the curricular unit. SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION: - Worker-Student - Students with the status of top athletes - Mothers and fathers students - Associative leaders - Military - Other special arrangements provided legally. Students with special needs can benefit from teaching and learning conditions to meet their needs.


Code Name ECTS
711061035 Contemporary Art and Culture - 2nd semester 6
711061007 Aesthetics and Theories of Art - 2nd semester 6
711061036 History of Colonial Art - 2nd semester 6
711061011 History of the Art of Classical Antiquity - 1st semester 6
711061047 History of Art: Classical and Late Antiquity in Portugal - 1st semester 6
711061013 History of Art: Late Antiquity - 1st semester 6
711061015 Baroque Art History - 2nd semester 6
711061017 Renaissance Art History - 1st semester 6
711061034 History of Renaissance and Baroque Art in Portugal - 2nd semester 6
711061019 19th Century Art History - 1st semester 6
711061053 History of Art of the 20th Century - 1st semester 6
711061032 History of 19th and 20th Century Art in Portugal - 1st semester 6
711061022 History of Gothic Art - 2nd semester 6
711061024 Romanesque Art - 2nd semester 6
711061033 History of Romanesque and Gothic Art in Portugal - 2nd semester 6
711061026 History of Non-Western Art - 2nd semester 6
711061054 Introdução à História da Arte (not translated) - 1st semester 6
711061037 Introduction to Museum Studies - 1st semester 6
711061056 Introduction to Heritage Studies - 1st semester 6
711061055 Theory and Method in History of Art - 2nd semester 6
Elective option 1
Code Name ECTS
711061043 Landscape in Art 6
711061060 - 2nd semester 6
711061059 6
711061004 Decorative Arts - 1st semester 6
711061049 Work Experience in History of Art - 1st and 2nd semester 12
711061058 Photography and Visual Arts - 2nd semester 6
711061040 History of Islamic Art 6
711061057 History of Manueline Art - 1st semester 6
711061044 History of Urbanism - 1st semester 6
711061027 Iconography - 1st semester 6
711061039 Roman Mosaics in Portugal 6
711061041 Portuguese Painting of the 15th and 16th Century - 2nd semester 6
711061048 Seminário de História da Arte (not translated) 12
711061045 Sociologia da Arte 6