At Louvain-la-Neuve
180 credits - 3 years
Day schedule - In French
Programme acronym: ARKE1BA
Francophone Certification Framework : 6
Dissertation/Graduation Project : NO
Internship : YES
Activities in English: NO
Activities in oteco languages : NO
Activities on oteco sites : NO


The Bachelor’s degree in History of Art and Archaeology: General offers:

  • multidisciplinary training in the humanities;
  • knowledge of arts and civilisations, music;
  • understanding of the language of the image : analysis of the image, iconographic programmes and styles etc.;
  • mastery of specific tools in archaeology and history of art: bibliographic analysis, analysis of sources, materials and processes involved in creating a work, archaeological drawing, architecture surveys, photography, iconographic rankings, etc.;
  • learning the actions of an archaeologist: archaeological prospection, organisation of research, choice of methods for an excavation, recording data and interpreting results. Work experience on an actual excavation site will enable you to appreciate the importance of all this;
  • basic principles of conservation and how best to promote a work: heritage conservation, museology.
Your profile

You are passionate about human culture from the past and/or the present. . You are motivated by coming into contact with physical manifestations of beliefs and ways of life from all periods and the wish to analyse them and put them into context.

ou like clear thinking, rigorous assessment, analysis of human and social problems, the precision and beauty of spoken and written language. You are interested in history, philosophy, languages, culture, arts letters in the widest sense. A good level in your native language will be a clear asset.


Your future job

Knowledge of objects, facts and works from the past and the present gives access to a wider understanding of the world in time and space. Such know-how depends on recent scientific methods and uses all the relevant resources which new technologies can offer. Your personality and your interests are key elements to direct and ‘forge’ your career. The choice of a minor subject can also add a professional element to your studies in the history of art and archaeology.

Our graduates find work in the fields of heritage, communication, teaching and oteco areas in culture and research.

Your programme

It offers general training in philosophy, arts and letter and specific training in archaeology, history of art and musicology. It also includes a minor of 30 credits, spread over the 2nd and 3rd annual blocks.

Once you have your Bachelor’s degree, you can continue your training with the Master’s degree in History or Art and Archaeology: General.