Freshers' Week in Art History and Visual Culture

Congratulations on getting a place at the University of Exeter. This page gives you the information you need for Freshers’ Week and what you need to do before you get here. We look forward to welcoming you to the College in September. 

Welcome to Art History and Visual Culture at Exeter!

Our exciting programmes will introduce you to two fields of study as well as providing a thorough training in their main themes and approaches. You will learn about the media, techniques, and historical contexts relevant to the production of these works, the languages used to describe and evaluate them and the institutions that present them to the public. We encourage students to take risks in their thinking, while guiding them toward critical depth and rigour. My colleagues and I look forward to meeting you soon, as we embark together on this intellectual adventure.

Professor Fabrizio Nevola
Chair and Progamme Director of Art History and Visual Culture 

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Before you get here you'll need to register with the University, activate your University IT account and select optional modules if they are available to you. You will need to have chosen your modules by Friday 15 September 2017 and you will not be able to access your entire timetable until your module choices are confirmed. For more information about the above please use the links at the bottom of this webpage.

For more information about this please see our 'Joining instructions'.

Freshers’ Week 2017: Monday 18 September – Sunday 24 September

All students are expected to be on campus by Monday 18 September at the latest.

If there is any reason why you may not be here by this date, please get in contact with the Humanities Education Office as soon as possible by emailing ahvc@exeter.ac.uk.

During Freshers' Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s.

The purpose of Academic Induction is to introduce you to your academic programme, complete any necessary pre-registration tasks, familiarise yourself with your academic buildings, and meet fellow students and the academic staff for your subjects. These sessions form the core part of your Freshers' Week timetable and we expect all students to be present at these compulsory sessions. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact humanities-education@exeter.ac.uk

 

Academic Induction timetable for new undergraduate students studying Art History and Visual Culture
Date Start Finish Details Location
Tuesday 19 September 11.00 12.30

Art History and Visual Culture Welcome Meeting (for all SH and CH  AHVC students, plus any FCH student taking AHVC)

Queen's LT4.2
Tuesday 19 September 14.30 17.30

Artistic Orientation Tour ending with a Cream Tea at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Meet in front of the Cathedral Main Entrance
Thursday 21 September 10.00 12.00 Academic Tutor Meeting Old Library Room 134

 

If you are a Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours student please ensure you view the Freshers' Week information for all your subjects since each will have its own Academic Induction information and timetable. You will find links to all the various college Freshers' Week websites from our UG Freshers' Week webpage.

 

Joining instructions  

 

Choosing your modules using the Online Module Selection System

First you will need to register with the University and activate your University IT account. To find out how to do this use the links in the tabs below for the 'Before you arrive' section of the New Students’ website. Once you have activated your University IT account you will have access to iExeter, the student portal. You should find the Online Module Selection System by clicking on the 'Student Record' tab and then by following the instructions.

For some programmes where your first year of study includes either optional modules and/or the need to select between specific core modules, you must make your Year 1 module choice between Wednesday 30 August and Friday 15 September using the Online Module Selection System. After Friday 15 September module availability may be restricted within your discipline/s. Please contact us if, for any reason, you have not been able to make your module choices by this date.

Modules for Combined Honours programmes

For students on Combined Honours programmes, module choice information will be released and co-ordinated by the lead College for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title.  For example, Combined Honours History and Politics is led by the College of Humanities; Combined Honours Politics and Modern Languages is led by the College of Social Sciences and International Studies.

Useful information

If you wish to start with some reading before you arrive in Exeter, we suggest the following books:-

Dana Arnold, Art History - a very short introduction (Oxford University Press, 2004)

Nicholas Mirzoeff, How to See the World (Pelican, 2015)

Modules are available at a range of levels from Beginners to Advanced via the Foreign Language Centre in:

British Sign Language ▪ French ▪ German ▪ Italian ▪ Japanese ▪ Mandarin Chinese ▪ Spanish

To find out more about language modules and other languages offered by different departments see the Foreign Language Centre pages.

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