Art History and Visual Culture Field Study (AHV2005)

30 credits

The Art History and Visual Culture field study is an essential part of your degree programme at Exeter.

The trip is undertaken in week 6 of term 1 and is an intensive one-week study visit to a location in continental Europe. During the visit you will participate in a range of staff-guided and self-managed visit options, including architectural/urban studies, visits to permanent galleries/museums and temporary exhibitions.

The module provides an opportunity to develop and apply research skills in real world environments and to view a variety of museums and objects in a single urban environment. It normally consists of three parts:

1) Pre-trip preparation, involving a mix of lectures, projects and self-directed study that provide you with the necessary background information to successfully undertake the field class.

2) The trip itself, which lasts 5-6 days and consists of a series of staff-led days and individual/group project exercises.

3) Workshops and seminars on return, including group presentations, during which you will analyse and research the material collected during the field trip.

This is a compulsory core module for all Art History and Visual Culture SH, CH and FCH students. No other students may take this module.