The BA in History of Art at Birkbeck offers you the chance to study all kinds of artworks, from painting and sculpture to digital art and installations. You will take a range of courses, from medieval to contemporary art, learning how to place artworks within their historical and cultural context, and to think more broadly about the role of images within society. If you are contemplating a career in the arts, our BA gives you the chance to develop a range of key skills, from critical thinking and writing, to effective visual analysis. Studying at Birkbeck you are based in the heart of London, close to museums and galleries, while being part of a vibrant and stimulating student community. If you have any questions about the programme please contact our Admissions Tutor, Dr Dorigen Caldwell. The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck has an international reputation for its innovative approaches to the history of art, visual culture and museum studies. Our expertise extends into areas such as architectural, design and urban history and interdisciplinary topics such as the relationships between art and film, art and medicine, and art, politics and heritage. As well as regular gallery and museum visits, we offer an exciting study trip abroad every spring. Students are encouraged to become involved in the lively research culture of the Department through the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, the Architecture, Space and Society Centre and the Vasari Research Centre, which has pioneered the field of digital art history. Our flexible approach to full-time and part-time evening study is ideal if you are thinking about undertaking paid or voluntary work experience in London’s museums and galleries during the daytime, while studying for a degree that can give you a head start in a competitive jobs market. With its RIBA-award-winning cinema and the Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck’s School of Arts provides students with a lively cultural hub in central London, in a historic building that was home to key members of the Bloomsbury Group, including the author Virginia Woolf and the artist Vanessa Bell. We offer taster events and information evenings for prospective students interested in our history of art programmes throughout the year.