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Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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UCAS CODE: W353

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

On our four-year BA Art History, Visual Culture and Media Studies (including foundation year), we work with you to develop your subject-specific knowledge, and to improve your academic skills. You receive a thorough grounding in these areas during your foundation year (known as Year Zero) to prepare you for a further three years of undergraduate study at Essex.After successful completion of Year Zero in our Essex Pathways Department, you progress to complete your course with our School of Philosophy and Art History.At Essex, you will explore a broad spectrum of art, visual culture and media, both past and present. You’ll learn about canonical forms of art and architecture and cover a range of visual culture, such as video art, medical photography, tattoos and objects from political protests. You’ll also study the various forms of contemporary media that shape our everyday lives, including film and television, photography, social media and advertising.To study on our course, you don’t need an A-Level in art or art history. In fact, we believe that the best students of visual culture are those who bring fresh eyes and new perspectives to their objects of inquiry.What’s more, you’ll have the opportunity to cover a range of disciplines through your modules during which you will combine different approaches to the study of visual media, hone your critical thinking and develop a deeper understanding of the histories and meaning of the visual world around you. You will develop the skills you need to transform your passion for art, visual culture, and media into the ability to uncover new insights about the material you study At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. Essex is part of a select group of UK universities that excel at both teaching and research. We’re proud to be rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) and ranked Top 20 for research excellence in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,050per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    41st

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    67th out of 97 36

    27th out of 102 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 190
    103 51%

    81st

    30
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.43 69%

    96th

    69
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 57%

    59th

    15
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    18th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    50th

    26

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