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 philosophy minor is to bring clarity and rigor to students’ thinking and to advance their understanding of, and ability to engage with, central questions, arguments, theories, and texts concerning the world and our place within it.

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); Philosophy minor: Ethics (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); Philosophy minor: Modern Philosophy (Advanced) (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); Philosophy minor: Aesthetics (30 credits) or Kant to Nietzsche (30 credits) or Political Philosophy (30 credits) or Philosophy of Mind & Language (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) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £14,000 Overseas Fees