BA (HONS) Degree in Art History
Bristol School Art, RWA Campus
Validated by the University of Gloucestershire
Course Code: 2XG5
Institution Code: G50
Course Price: £7,500 per year
Our BA in Art History is based at the Bristol School of Art, Queens Road in Clifton. The School occupies the right hand wing of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). An art school has existed here since the mid nineteenth-century and we have an established reputation for offering high quality education across a range of creative disciplines. Art History has long been one of the main subjects underpinning our practical art and design courses and we are delighted to be offering the subject as a stand-alone BA from September 2016.
Aspects of Study:
Art History is an exciting and challenging subject which allows for the study of art and design objects, styles and techniques within a broad range of contexts (historical, social, political, cultural, ideological and philosophical). You will learn to analyse and evaluate a wide variety of artefacts, ranging from paintings, sculpture, prints, and architectural schemes to design objects, adverts, installations and performance pieces. Our course will initially provide you with a broad, historical survey of Art History and allow you to focus your own developing interests on a series of specialist themes and topics. Core modules will cover European and American art histories and more in depth units will cover themes appropriate to global art history (such as Land, the Body, the Artist as Idea). Time will also be spent considering the increasingly changing role of the artist, the art historian and the image/artefact in different societies and cultures. A key feature of our Art History degree will be the opportunity for working in a thriving art school environment which will allow you to access working art and design studios and take part in collaborative projects (e.g. curatorial work) with fine art and design and applied arts students.
The course will be taught over three days a week and is built around interactive lectures, seminar activities, taught workshops, independent research time, tutorials, archive/collection-based learning. Organised visits to galleries, museums, workshops and other cultural sites of local and national importance will allow you to further develop points of reference for your developing critical and art historical frameworks. You will have access to important local design and applied arts collections including The Ken Stradling Collection and the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). These connections have the potential for original and responsive research.
Assessment will be carried out through exams, coursework, essays, reflective journals, viva voce, presentations and a research-based dissertation.
Possible opportunities following the completion of your BA Art History include postgraduate study and/or working within the creative industries as art educators, curators, researchers and freelance practitioners.
You will be required to attend an interview for entry to the programme.
We expect you to have a GCSE grade C pass or equivalent in English.
For entry we require 112 UCAS points from qualifications with the volume and depth of A level or equivalent.
For mature students over 21 we require evidence of your professional/ creative experience and of academic ability.
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