The program is divided into the Master program (generally in the 7th and 8th semesters) and the final phase (generally in the 9th and 10th semesters).
The Master program has three advanced modules, each of which consists of a lecture and a master seminar. Students must also complete art history electives and six courses in the "Application Area for Exhibitions and Museums." The art history elective requirement can be met by attending specially labeled courses at the Institute of Art History, regardless of the student's main subject area or the type of course in question. The art history electives are designed to expand the student's knowledge in specific areas. The advanced modules, the art history elective courses and the courses in the "Application Area for Exhibitions and Museums" all include performance checks at the end of the courses.
The final phase of the program consists of a subject field module that encompasses a lecture, a master seminar and a research colloquium. This module also concludes with a performance check.
Lectures and master seminars in at least two of the five subject areas must be completed during both phases of the program.
Excursions and internships are designed to enhance empirical research skills.
The Master program in "Art History: Exhibitions and Museums" (single-subject mono-master) is concluded with a master thesis and an examination in "Advanced Art History" (45 minutes ) and in the topics addressed in the "Application Area for Exhibitions and Museums" (15 minutes).