United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities 2018
301–350 th
World University Rankings 2018
Reception, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FL, United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University

Art History with Fine Art

Art History at Aberystwyth University deals with research as well as the critical understanding, interpretation and display of visual culture delivered through core modules as well as specialized or interdisciplinary history and curating module. Fine Art will allow you to develop new or broaden and deepen your skills in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, book illustration, experimental film, installation and site-specific performances. In choosing our Art History and Fine Art degree, you will join one of the best art departments in the UK. Your training will be enriched, challenged and expanded by your growing understanding of historical and cultural contexts, exposure to the work of staff and student art practitioners, and access to our internationally renowned museum collections of fine and decorative art. In the 2016 National Student Survey, we were ranked the top 5 in the UK for Fine Art (NSS, 2016). We are situated in the heart of the Ceredigion coast line. The School is based within the town with unspoiled views of the coast, Cambrian mountains and Aberystwyth town itself. As a University, we are very luck to be only a stone throw a way from the National Library of Wales, which is a copyright library that houses every book that has been published in the UK. In addition, it also runs numerous exhibitions throughout the year. The School of Art has museum status, and you can explore our rich collection that include over 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, photographs all of which dates back to the 15th century. Students on this course will benefit from our close association with the University's Arts Centre, which is one of the largest in the UK and a major venue for exhibitions by contemporary artists and designers. Students in our department can exploit our exciting opportunities such as studying abroad under the Erasmus + programme (studying in any of our European partnered Universities in countries such as Turkey, Norway and Germany). We also offer students to take part on several field trips and the destinations in the past have included: Madrid, Paris, Rome Moscow, Lisbon to name a few. Our employbaility statistics speak for themselves, in the 2015 DHLE results, 100% of graduates were in employment or further study 6 months after graduation. Upon successful completion of this course, you will emerge with real world capabilities and possess the core employability skills enabling you to pursue careers as Art Historians; Arts journalists and research; Art directors; Photographers; Graphic Designers; Animators; Education; Academia. A number of our graduates have found employment with: The Tate; Victoria and Albert Museum; Royal Academy of Arts; Viz Magazine; The Saachi Gallery; the BBC; the Royal Collection Trust; Design and Arts Council.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site (Aberystwyth),Aberystwyth
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,000
  • England Year 1 £9,000
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,000
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,000
  • Wales Year 1 £9,000
  • International Year 1 £13,200