Four core modules will offer you a solid foundation in the methodologies and skills involved in Art History and Visual Culture: Introduction to the History of Art; Inside the Art Museum; Introducing Visual Culture; and Visual Media.
It is possible to take modules (up to 30 credits in value) outside of Art History and Visual Culture, instead of one of the above modules. You can choose from a range of modules offered across the University, according to your particular interests. For example, you might want to explore new French cinema, deepen your understanding of arts criticism, or look at the genesis of modern society.
In this year you will study two further core modules: Debates and Contestations in Art History and Contemporary Visual Practices. You will build on your learning and skills developed in the previous year through a range of option choices. These can include: Critical Readings in Art History; Art and the City; Video-Installation-Performance; Spectacular Attractions: Cinema and Sensation; a field work module; or the career-focused Humanities in the Workplace.
In the final year of your degree, you will have the opportunity to focus your studies on particular areas of individual interest. The year provides a further range of methodological and period-based options, such as: Museological and Curatorial Studies; Art in Ancient Society; Visual Art, Gender and Sexuality since 1960; Contemporary French Visual Culture; Intermedia; Images of Total War; Theology, Art and Politics; Arts Management; and History in Material Form: Exhibitions in Germany and Austria Today.
You will also produce a dedicated dissertation in the areas of Art History and/or Visual Culture, giving you a chance to pursue a chosen subject in real depth.