BA Art History and Visual Culture


Art History and Visual Culture provides an excellent grounding in both traditional fine arts and contemporary visual forms. Through the flexible structure of the degree, you can study painting, sculpture, illustration and architecture alongside film, video, performance, and digital art.

First year modules introduce you to the breadth of the concerns of both Art History and Visual Culture, to historical contexts and to analytical methods, while also encouraging you to think about how these methodologies and contexts change the way we think about art and visual artefacts.

During your second and third years you will be able to follow your own personal interests through a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to study in depth particular themes or episodes in the history of art and visual culture within a specific society or time period from antiquity right up to the present day. In addition, you’ll also have the opportunity to spend either a full year or half a year studying at one of our international partner institutions.