How to propose your own art history thesis topics to your advisor
If you are writing an art history thesis and you want to come up with something other than what is provided on your list of approved topics you need only ask your advisor.
Your advisor is there to help you and to approve the topic you select. So if you are going to pick a topic on your own you need to create a short proposal and submit it to the advisor for approval before you can start your thorough research.
The proposal is a relatively new concept but one that bodes well for students. When you write the proposal for your thesis your job is to convey a summary of the background and the question/problem you will address. You also need to show that you have done a bit of research (though not thorough research yet) by including a short review of some generic literature that exists on the subject. This will show that you have adequate research materials available for the topic and that you know where to look.
If you want to address the influence that a certain political movement or time period had on art you will need to show your advisor that you have enough background knowledge on the subject to realize how large or small it is. You will need to include a thesis statement that the advisor can review. If you present a thesis that is too large a subject or perhaps one on which there is limited information the advisor can either ask that you pick a new subject and help you alter it to fit your needs or they might just help you find additional sources that you can use to finish the project.
You might want to write about:
- The economic effects of allowing all citizens under the age of 25 into all museums and art exhibits for free in the European Union. You would need to write a specific thesis related to this and provide a bit of literature summary so the advisor can see the direction you will take.
- If you want to address the needs of art education in school and compare the grades among French children to the grades among American children who receive less exposure to culture you will also need to submit a proposal with the thesis statement and supporting literature summary for review.
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