University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Art History and Visual Culture

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Course summary

This course focuses on global art history and visual culture from the 18th century to the present day, covering creative production from classical art and popular photography to multimedia and digital practices. You’ll learn about the politics of creativity and culture, studying material and visual histories and art theory as well as engaging with debates around gender and sexuality, ecology, race, class, politics, and ableism. You will also gain extensive knowledge on collecting, curating, and exhibition-making. We have excellent specialist facilities on-site, including our world-renowned Teaching Collection and Design Archives and the St Peter's House Special Collection as well as at the Screen Archive South East. You’ll also benefit from our close relationships with local and national museums, galleries and archives. The course is taught by a small, friendly, specialist course team with research expertise on the Middle East, North Africa, South and East Asia, North America and Britain.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
V352
Institution code:
B72
Campus name:
Brighton
Campus code:
B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13842* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13842* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that the £13,842 international fee is for classroom based courses and provisional for 2023. For lab based courses a higher fee of £14,892 applies. EU students will be charged international fees unless they have settled status awarded by the UK Government's Settlement Scheme. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,370 for home students and £2,120 for international students. All fees should be checked against the information listed on the course page on our website: www.brighton.ac.uk/courses as specific details will be included there. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.
Art History and Visual Culture at University of Brighton - UCAS