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.