New College of the Humanities

Course Introduction

This degree programme enables you to study Art History and Creative Writing for your combined honours degree. The study of Art History gives you the opportunity to see and interpret moments in history through their architecture and material culture. The parameters of the Art History major at NCH have been set as widely as possible, from Europe to China, with a time span that extends from antiquity to the contemporary. The courses include cultural surveys as well as more intense media'specific subjects including architecture, landscape, painting and ceramics.

Studying Creative Writing helps you to harness the full expressive potential and persuasive power of language. It provides you with the tools and the confidence to approach a wide range of literary forms – from short fiction to immersive journalism, poetry to scriptwriting for stage, radio and screen – with aesthetic judgement and practical command.

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Course Modules

First year: Introduction to Art History (30 credits), The Art of the Byzantine World (30 credits), The Art of the Islamic World (30 credits), The Writer’s Craft: Lexicon & Style (30 credits); Second year: The Industry of Art: Renaissance & Baroque Patrons, Artists, Objects & Consumers (30 credits); One course chosen from: The Elegiac Landscape (30 credits), The City in Contemporary History (30 credits); Plus European Painting: Chardin to Matisse (30 credits), The Writer’s Voice: Influence & Innovation (30 credits); Third year: Modern Architecture: 1851 to the present (30 credits), One course chosen from Ceramics from Asia: 618 – 1650 (30 credits), Masters of America (30 credits), Plus Dissertation (30 credits), Final Year Project & Publishing Horizons (30 credits)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £14,000 Overseas Fees