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Course summary

The History of Art Diploma is designed for students whose background may not be in art history but wish to study the subject at postgraduate level. Ranked in the top 10 in all major UK league tables (Complete University Guide 2021, The Guardian University Guide 2021, The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021), Warwick's History of Art department will provide you with a strong foundation in history of art as a discipline. Course overview Our Graduate Diploma is specifically designed for students whose background may not be in art history, but who wish to study the subject at postgraduate level. The Graduate Diploma provides an ideal bridge to further postgraduate study and is designed to prepare students for the MA, providing a strong foundation in history of art as a discipline. When the opportunity arises seminars will be taken out of the classroom and artworks will be studied in situ. The independent research project will enable you to work closely with your supervisor on a one to-one basis to research and write on a topic of your choice.


Core modules

  • Practices of Art History
  • Academic Preparation for Art Historians
  • Independent Research Project
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • The Renaissance: North and South
  • Art and Disruption, 1900-today
  • East meets West: The Visual Arts in Colonial and Post-colonial India
  • Reality After Film
  • Latin American Art: 20th Century Objects, 21st Century Exhibitions
- Deconstructing Medieval and Early Modern Buildings

Assessment method

Modules are assessed via a mixture of written assessments, slide tests, formal examinations, presentations and project work.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

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