Choosing Art and History of Art

The Art and History of Art course consists of practical and theoretical lessons. The course is designed to familiarise students with different techniques, concepts and possibilities. All students are required to undergo practical lessons in free-hand drawing on natural and life objects. Each student is required to complete studies in the human figure, contemporary art and three- dimensional projects in fine art.

All students are also required to attend History of Art lessons which cover 2000 years of historical art. This is intended to develop students’ critical powers to enable them to criticise and analyse different works of art.

You can study Art and Art History at:

Course Prerequisites Duration Lessons Practical/Tutorial Sessions
Advanced Level

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level (MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required

2 years 5 lessons per week *see below
Intermediate Level

A minimum of grade 5 at SEC Level (MQF Level 3) or equivalent is required

2 years 4 lessons per week **see below

Special Considerations

  • *At A Level students have four practical and two History of Art lessons during 1st year. During 2nd year students have three practical, one tutorial and two History of Art lessons.
  • **At I Level students have two practical and two History of Art lessons.
  • It is strongly recommended that students are in possession of a SECcertificate in Art at grade 4 or better.
  • Applicants with lower marks may be accepted only after presenting a portfolio of not less than ten drawings and paintings.

Recommended Textbooks

Students will be informed at the start of the course.

Further Studies/Career opportunities

  • University of Malta
  • MCAST