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BA (Hons) History of Art 2017-05-17T11:20:24+00:00

BA (Hons) History of Art

Duration: 3 years

Course details

The course covers wide-ranging aspects of the visual arts including painting, sculpture, architecture, the graphic arts, photography and other visual media, as well as museum history and the relationship between high art and visual culture.

Modules 

Year 1

  • Core course: Introduction to the History of Art

  • Core course: European Art 1400–1900: Meaning and interpretation

  • Core course: Antiquity after Antiquity

  • Supervised extended essay on a building, object or image in Oxford.

  • +  Optional Modules

Year 2

  • Anglo-Saxon archaeology

  • The Carolingian Renaissance

  • Culture and society in Early Renaissance Italy

  • Northern European portraiture 1400–1800

  • Flanders and Italy in the Quattrocento

  • Court culture and art in Early Modern Europe

  • Intellect and culture in Victorian Britain

  • + Optional Modules

Year 3

  • Anglo-Saxon archaeology

  • The Carolingian Renaissance

  • Culture and society in Early Renaissance Italy

  • Northern European portraiture 1400–1800

  • Flanders and Italy in the Quattrocento

  • Court culture and art in Early Modern Europe

  • Intellect and culture in Victorian Britain

Entry requirements

  • A levels: AAB, including no more than two A levels from art and design, design and technology, drama and theatre studies, film studies, fine art, textiles and photography
  • IELTS 7.0

Career possibilities

After graduating, you will have an in-depth understanding of the subject, how various periods of art history have influenced or been influenced by other aspects of culture and society, and how the art of one nation impacts on that of another. You will be aware of issues surrounding the history of the production, reception and display of art, the development of key historical art movements, as well as knowledge of the writing of art history and art criticism.

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