History of Art at University of Nottingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Art represents power. Art reflects society. Art makes us think and feel. Studying the history of art helps us see how we got where we are today. And how the future might look. You'll explore visual cultures across periods, media and societies. You'll also look at how art is both written and talked about. All the time you'll be questioning. Why that material? Why that subject? How did people react then? What does it mean now? Our first year gives everyone the same foundations. After that you'll have free choice of specialist topics. This allows you to follow your passions and study new interests as you learn more. Explore widely or follow a theme such as politics or feminism. We make a point of getting out of the classroom:

  • Funded field trip to a major European city where you'll develop your own project in response to what you see and experience
  • On-campus galleries at Lakeside Arts are integral to our teaching
  • Regular visits to study sites and objects at first hand
We have close links with Nottingham's dynamic arts scene - including the award winning Nottingham Contemporary and the artist-led Primary. Other ways to study History of Art You may also combine History of Art with English, Archaeology, or History in our joint honours programme, or study alongside multiple disciplines in our BA Liberal Arts. Foundation Year This course is also available with a Foundation Year - aimed at developing potential and diversifying our recruitment. It is not necessary to have studied art or history of art to apply for this course.


In year one, through a series of six core modules you'll examine key developments, methods, materials and processes, develop skills in first-hand analysis and begin to appreciate how objects relate to their cultural and historical context In year two you'll take part in a field trip to a major European cultural centre (recent destinations have included Berlin, Paris and Rome) and carry out an independent study project based on one of the sites visited. You also get a free choice of modules to explore your own passions. Year three focuses on increasing specialisation, theoretical and critical interrogation, and the development of your independent critical voice. You can choose to write a dissertation, allowing you to explore one of your passions in real depth. You'll also select from a wide range of optional modules in history of art and wider media cultures. If you want to get a different perspective on one of your interests you can also take a module from outside the department (for example in Architecture or History, or a language). Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 75% overall.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £21500* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £21500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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History of Art at University of Nottingham - UCAS