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Art History & Visual Culture: New students

AHVC

We're currently planning our Induction Week activities from 13 September to welcome you to the University of Exeter, so the information provided here will be changing as new details are released. We're also working within Government guidelines meaning information and activities may change as that guidance changes as well. Please ensure you check back here frequently for updates, as well as your personal email account, new University of Exeter email account, and your My Timetable for the most up-to date information from us. Please note you must have registered with the University and activated your IT account to access My Timetable.

If you have any questions about your induction or starting your studies, please contact Queen's Hub, who support Art History & Visual Culture students: Info.queens@exeter.ac.uk or +44 (0)1392 723570

Welcome message from Dr João Florêncio

Welcome to Art History & Visual Culture at Exeter!

Our exciting programmes will introduce you to a distinctive, innovative field of study as well as providing a thorough training in the 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.

Dr João Florêncio
Progamme Director of Art History and Visual Culture

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Ahead of your arrival, please complete our online pre-arrival induction which is available via FutureLearn; your Exeter email will have a message with the link. The induction is full of important information and advice about your studies and life as a student here. It also contains activities and discussion boards so you can start to get to know other students even before you start your course.

We strongly recommend that you access this as soon as possible and make the most of this fantastic opportunity to learn more about us, your peers and your programme.

Freshers’ Week 2021: Monday 13 September - Sunday 19 September

During Fresher's Week you should attend the Academic Induction events and activities for your subject/s, as detailed below. If there is any reason why you may not be here for Fresher's Week, please contact the Queen's Hub, who support Art History & Visual Culture students, as soon as possible by emailing ahvc@exeter.ac.uk.

The Student's Guild is also running welcome events throughout the week, including a Welcome Festival from September 10th-12th and regular guided tours of campus.

 Please check your academic timetable during Freshers’ Week, so that you know exactly where and when you need to attend your first classes and lectures! If you have any timetable-related problems or questions, please contact the Queen's Hub at ahvc@exeter.ac.uk.

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, either in person or online as appropriate. If you need any advice about issues or clashes within your Freshers' Week timetable please contact ahvc@exeter.ac.uk. If you have a clash between talks you should attend the talk for your first named subject e.g. for AHVC and English, you should attend AHVC as it is named first. Your Academic Tutor for the other department will be able to advise you on what information you missed.

Academic induction timetable

Academic Induction timetable for new undergraduate students studying Art History & Visual Culture

Date

Start

Finish

Details

Location

Tuesday 14 September 11:00 12:30 Art History & Visual Culture Welcome Talk (for all SH and CH AHVC students, plus any FCH student taking AHVC) Queens LT1
Tuesday 14 September
14:30 16:30 Meet and Greet event Queens LT2
Thursday 16 September 10:00 12:00 Academic Tutor Meeting Please check your personal timetable for location 

If you are a Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours student please ensure you view the New Students information for all your subjects since each will have its own Academic Induction information and timetable. 

College of Humanities

Flexible Combined Honours

College of Social Sciences and International Studies

Arab and Islamic Studies; Law; Politics; Sociology; Philosophy and/or Anthropology

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

Biosciences; Geography; Psychology; Sport and Health Sciences

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Computer Science; Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; Medical Imaging; Natural Sciences; Physics and Astronomy; and Renewable Energy

College of Medicine and Health

Medical Sciences; Medicine

The Business School

Accounting and Finance; Economics; Business; Management; Leadership; Marketing; and Tourism

Joining instructions

We're keeping things simple and would recommend that you dip into the two books below. We also encourage you to see some exhibitions and visit some museums of the summer. First-hand experience with works of art and visual culture is important. We suggest the following books:-

  • Arnold, Dana. 2004. Art History - a very short introduction, Oxford University Press
  • Mirzoeff, Nicholas 2016. How to See the World, Pelican

Modules for Combined Honours programmes

For students on Combined Honours programmes, module choice information will be released and co-ordinated by the lead discipline for the programme, that is the first named subject in the degree title. For example, BA Archaeology and Anthropology is led by the Archaeology department; BA Philosophy and Theology is led by the Philosophy department. (Please see the ‘Combined Honours or Flexible Combined Honours Students’ link above for more information).

 

Useful information

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

• French
• German
• Italian
• Japanese
• Korean
• Mandarin Chinese
• Russian
• Spanish
• British Sign Language

We can help you get the language you study with us named on your degree title. This involves successfully completing a minimum of 60 credits in one language taken through the Foreign Language Centre. You could choose to start a new language from scratch or develop an existing one. For example, a Geography student who passes 30 credits at Spanish Beginners and a further 30 credits at Spanish Intermediate 1 could have their degree title amended to BA (Hons) Geography with proficiency in Spanish.

If you are not able to take a language as part of your programme due to timetabling constraints, or if you are interested in studying a language that is not currently available via modularity, our Foreign Language Centre also runs an Evening Language Programme with many more language options.

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