New College of the Humanities

Course Introduction

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. The central aim of the history minor is to enable students to acquire knowledge and understanding of the human past and the ways in which humans have organised their lives materially and conceptually as individuals and societies, and to reflect critically on the complex and contradictory information available to us now about the past.

Course Modules

In your first year: Art History major: The Art of the Byzantine World (30 credits) and The Art of the Islamic World (30 credits) and Introduction to Art History (30 credits); History minor: Britain & The Wider World (30 credits);

In your second year: Art History major: European Painting: Chardin to Matisse (30 credits) and The Industry of Art: Renaissance & Baroque Patrons, Artists, Objects & Consumers (30 credits), plus The Elegiac Landscape (30 credits) or The City in Contemporary History (30 credits); History minor: History, Heritage & Memory (30 credits);

In your third year: Art History major: Dissertation (30 credits) and Modern Architecture: 1851 to the present (30 credits), plus Ceramics from Asia (30 credits) or Masters of America (30 credits); History minor: Power & Politics (30 credits)

Start Date:

09/2019

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