The BA Art History & Visual Culture programme is designed for students who want to gain a broad knowledge of art and visual cultures and for those who want to pursue postgraduate study in a similar academic area or have a creative role in visual arts institutions and the creative cultural industries.

The programme has three key aims:

  • Introduce students to the key influencers, theories, methods and contemporary art movements as well as the extensive art history
  • Develop an understanding of how to evaluate the role of visual arts and cultures today, through relevant conceptual frameworks
  • Explore a variety of Western and non-Western arts and visual cultures, from prehistory to the present

These three goals are complemented by a strong element of professional practice, with opportunities to explore careers in visual arts institutions and the creative cultural industries. The programme places particular emphasis on art and visual practices across cultures. Students who are pursuing this degree will be prepared to either continue into the postgraduate study or to participate in the internship programme, be able to pursue careers in visual arts institutions and the creative cultural industries.


Top 5 Reasons To Study This Programme

  • Explore the history and contemporary contexts of art and design across cultures while using London as your base.
  • Gain fascinating insights into the latest debates within art history and visual culture through research-active faculty.
  • Engage directly with original artworks and collections first hand, gaining valuable skills in observing and interpreting important works of art within their specific historical and cultural contexts.
  • Benefit from the field trips not only in London but to other British sites as well as key European art centers.
  • Stand out to potential employers when you graduate due to the knowledge and skills gained as well as the networks you will develop in the global art world and cultural industries, and through an integrated internship.


After you graduate

Career Paths
Barons Court Theatre, Boston Ballet, Christie's, Vogue Magazine Graduate School, V&A Museum


Further Education
London College of Fashion, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, London School of Economics and Political Science


Career Support

We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships, you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.


Study Abroad

All students at Richmond University have the opportunity to study abroad. You can either study at one of our campuses for a semester to a year or study overseas at any of our partner locations across the world giving you a unique experience.


3 Year Pathway Entry Requirements

A Level: 3 C’s or equivalent*

*All other equivalent eligible transfer credits will be determined by Admissions.


4 Year Pathway Entry Requirements

A Level: 96 UCAS points

US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)

International Baccalaureate: 24 IB points (year 1) BTEC National Diploma: MMM.

Completion of Year 12-13 International equivalent secondary school qualification with a minimum grade average of grade C, including mathematics and English.


English Language Requirements (Non-Native English Speakers)

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5 with 5.5 in each Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • TOEFL (IBT) 72 overall with Listening 17, Reading 18, Writing 17, Speaking 20
  • Pearsons Test of English (PTE) 51 with 51 in each component
  • Overall Cambridge English Scale score of no less than 168 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking


How to apply

You apply directly using the Common Application ($50.00) or the Richmond One Line Application. In order to submit your application, you will need the following information:

  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments.
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference.
  • A personal statement – this can either be emailed as a Word Document or PDF or completed online.
  • An electronic copy of your in process or completed high school (secondary school) transcript and graduation certificate.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated August 14, 2019
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