Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Art History

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Course summary

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Artists have responded to the modern world in many imaginative ways that have changed how people view society. This course focuses on relationships between art and modern society through the study of artists, artworks and movements from the early 19th century to the present. You will be encouraged to engage in independent research and professional development using the many galleries of Manchester and the North West. The programme addresses a diverse range of artists and movements in different places and times, as well as theoretical approaches to art history. The team delivering the course are research-active art historians, theorists and curators with expertise in art in the modern and contemporary period, curatorship and art practice. There are opportunities for national and international study trips, international Erasmus+ programme study abroad and the option to study a language.

Course details


In Year 1, you will study the history of art during the modern period (1800-1950), by considering general relationships between art and society as well as specific movements and artists. You will also consider the meanings of images and objects and contexts for their use and display. In Year 2 you will explore the development of art practice between 1950 and 2000, looking at the emergence and spread of new approaches to art and the development of new relationships between art and society during this period. You will also develop your interpretative skills by addressing approaches to the historical and critical interpretation of art and images. In Year 3 you will examine range of art practices that have been developed between 2000 and the present-day, considering old and new mediums and both traditional and new ways of displaying contemporary art. You will also reflect upon the contexts within which art (both historical and contemporary) is produced, seen, interpreted and circulated.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Course code2W33
Institution code M40
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points Minimum 112 - 120 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design). A Level General Studies is not accepted.
A level BBC - BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

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Art History at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS