Art History and History

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
StudyQA ranking:3847 Duration:36 months

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Description

This new programme offers a critically engaging and expansive approach to the discipline of art history. It has been designed to equip you with the key visual, critical and professional skills necessary for a career in the art world and for a range of other employment opportunities.

In your first year, you are given a firm foundation in some of the aesthetic, interpretative and methodological approaches to the discipline of art history. Throughout your second and third years, there are opportunities for you to develop and expand your engagement with the discipline through a range of specialist modules.

As well as options that explore Renaissance and Baroque art, modernism, contemporary art, French painting, Surrealism, photography and aesthetics, this programme also offers an introduction to work-related skills directly relevant to employment in the visual arts sector, such as visual arts writing and exhibition curation.

This programme combines a study of the history of the visual arts with an exploration of ideas and motivation behind the creation of art in an attempt to understand meaning, significance and value. Studying for a joint honours in History, you draw upon a wide range of (often visual) sources and strive to understand the significance of past events, the meaning and value attributed to them by historians and how they affect our present.

Independent rankings

In the National Student Survey 2013 93% of arts students were satisfied with the quality of their course. And, Art at Kent was ranked 6th overall and 6th for graduate prospects in The Guardian University Guide 2014.

History at Kent was ranked 1st for research in The Complete University Guide 2014. And, in the National Student Survey 2013 History was ranked 10th for student satisfaction.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
  • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015 28 September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS

Total Kent credits: 360

Credits 360

Total Kent credits: 360

Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

Course Content

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • HA355 - Introduction to the History of Art
  • HI426 - Making History: Theory and Practice
  • HA314 - The Shock of the Now: Themes in Contemporary Art
  • HA315 - The Shock of the Now: Themes in Contemporary Art
  • HA316 - Thinking about Photography and its Histories
  • HA317 - Thinking about Photography and its Histories
  • HI430 - Modern British History (Part Two)
  • HI431 - The English Renaissance: Society, Politics and Culture 1400-1600
  • HI433 - Early Modern History: The Age of Enlightenment c. 1600-1750
  • HI436 - A Global History of Empires: 1850-1960
  • HI353 - Britain and the Second World War: The Home Front
  • HI359 - Empire and Africa
  • HI366 - Britain in the Age of Industrialisation 1700-1830
  • HI385 - Introduction to the History of Medicine
  • HI391 - The Rise of the United States Since 1880
  • HI397 - Cinema and Society, 1930 - 1960
  • HI411 - Later Medieval Europe
  • HI419 - England in the Age of Chivalry: c1200-1400
  • HI425 - Revolutionary Europe 1700-1850

Year in industry

This programme provides an opportunity to undertake an internship and we offer all our students support with their CV’s and personal statements. In this way, the degree offers both a strong grounding in the foundations of art historical study and an expansive approach to developing career skills.

Careers

At Kent, we take the commitment to supporting and preparing our students for life after university very seriously. A degree in Art History enables you to explore the history, meaning and nature of the visual arts, while also providing the skills for a career in the arts industries and elsewhere.

Career options include museum curation, options in heritage and tourism, working as an archivist and art historian; art librarianship; arts shipping and insurance; arts therapy; auctioneering; craft studio workshop management; community arts/project development work; art dealing and brokerage; gallery work; heritage management; independent curation/art consulting; journalism; picture/provenance researching and photography.

You have the opportunity to undertake an internship and we offer all our students support with their CVs and personal statements. In this way, the degree offers both a strong grounding in the foundations of art historical study and an expansive approach to developing career skills.

Requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.

A level

  • AAB including History at grade B

Access to HE Diploma

  • The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)

  • The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.

International Baccalaureate

  • 34 points overall or 17 points at HL

English language requirements

6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening)

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Access Bursary

    Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

  • Alumni Bursary

    Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.

Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to support eligible undergraduate students during their studies. Our 2015 entry support package has not been finalised. However, our 2014 financial support package included a £6,500 cash bursary. Find out more on our funding page.

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence, which will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of AAA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications as specified on our funding pages. Please note that details of the scholarship for 2015 entry have not yet been finalised and are subject to change.

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