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: Introduction to Art History (30 credits), The Art of the Byzantine World (30 credits), The Art of the Islamic World (30 credits), Britain & the Wider World (30 credits); In your 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), History, Heritage & Memory (30 credits); In your 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), Power & Politics (30 credits)

Start Date:

09/2018

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