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History of Art BA (Hons)

University of Leicester

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    V308

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    44th

    10
  • Subject Ranking

    47th

    11 (History)
  • Entry Standards

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    127

  • Graduate Prospects

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    65

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.98

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    28-SEP-20

Course Summary

If you are enthused by painting, sculpture, and architecture, this course lets you learn more about the context and theory behind them.Our History of Art BA will develop your appreciation for art by revealing the details of its history and placing it in its historical context. You will explore art as a reflection of its historical context – a window into the past. Experience is as much a part of this course as academic discussion. You will have the opportunity to travel to Italy for three weeks over the Easter vacation in year two. This fully subsidized trip to Rome, Siena, and Florence will allow you to get up close to many of the greatest masterpieces of Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture ranging in date from classical antiquity to the eighteenth century.Employability is embedded into our course: you will gain hands-on experience in programming and promoting a ‘film and art’ event, and will graduate will real-world skills as well as academic knowledge. Our graduates have gone onto enjoy careers with organisations such as the Tate gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum and auction houses such as Christie's and Phillips.You will learn about the changing modes of art that have developed since classical antiquity and the various artists, sculptors and architects that have pioneered change in their fields. You will also develop your ability to discuss and critique art in a professional manner that takes into account the essential texts surrounding the history of art. You will gain an excellent ‘object-based’ understanding of how to interpret and decode visual imagery, iconography and styles. You will critically examine and debate key themes and study areas such as:The role of art in society The effect of art upon human emotion, psychology and behaviour The relationship between the written word and the visual image The desire for artists to innovate and be new, versus the pull of tradition and precedent The nature of creativity and the notion of artistic 'genius'

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Extended Project
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • AS
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Grades / Points

BBB

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

44th

About this University

The University of Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. A research-intensive university, academic staff are breaking new ground and setting new directions aimed at making the UK and the world a better place. Consistently ranked among the world's top 250 universities (QS World University Rankings), Leicester's staff and students are drawn from around the globe.

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UNITED KINGDOM