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History of Art with a Year Abroad BA (Hons)

University of East Anglia UEA

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**About This Course**This course is distinctive in its breadth of coverage of art as a global phenomenon. Through close engagement with artworks and small-group teaching from experts, you’ll gain a unique education in the forms and meanings of art across a range of periods and cultures. You’ll have the opportunity to study the art and artefacts held within the internationally renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, itself a celebrated icon of modern museum architecture.You’ll also spend a year studying at one of our prestigious partner universities in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. For many students this overseas experience is the highlight of their time at university.**Overview**On this history of art degree you’ll learn about the most important periods in the history of European art whilst exploring the arts of other cultures, from prehistory to the present day, across Europe, the Americas, India, Africa and Asia. You’ll engage with artworks from pre-history right through to the present, and with a wide variety of art forms including painting, sculpture, photography and video art, architecture, and installation and performance art.In your first year you’ll establish firm foundations for the study of works of art from a variety of traditions. In your second and third years, you’ll select from a range of optional modules focused on particular periods and addressing specific topics and themes in art history. These currently include the relationship between modern art and gender, contemporary art history, the rich culture of the Renaissance, the fascinating world of medieval life, the role of the gallery and museum, indigenous art practices, and the politics of art in different historical contexts.All this results in a history of art degree with incredible breadth and depth. As well as expanding and deepening your knowledge and understanding of art, you will cultivate key intellectual and professional skills including the visual analysis of images, critical thinking, and confident communication.You’ll have the opportunity to study the world-famous collection of art held in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. That means you will have access to important artworks from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Americas, and Europe. You will be able to study relevant objects at first-hand, while learning about the processes of collecting such objects in museums. You will also be taught by world-leading experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, who will encourage you to approach works of art from different perspectives.The department of Art History and World Art Studies at UEA is a world-leading department. Our main areas of research are the history of art and architecture in Europe and North America, the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America, the archaeology and anthropology of art, and museum studies and cultural heritage.We are part of a close network of internationally renowned centres for the study and display of art; the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 15,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University of East Anglia UEA

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of East Anglia UEA, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, England

UEA is a highly-respected university. Its beautiful campus is surrounded by English countryside and provides a safe and friendly place to live and study.
Join a welcoming and diverse community of international students. Students get all the support they need, before and after they apply.
Located in beautiful parkland, UEA is also just a short bus ride away from the centre of Norwich, a buzzing yet historic city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 28 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    131 69%

    22nd

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    14th

    2

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