Our BA History of Art with Film is for those with a passion for both the visual arts and the study of film; it is also ideal if you are interested in a career in the broad area of arts, media and cultural industries. The programme covers a wide range of Western art, from the Parthenon to performance art, and film history and theory from film's beginnings to the present day. You will develop your understanding of works of visual and film culture in their historical context, enhance your skills of visual perception and critical analysis of texts and of still and moving images, and be introduced to the current approaches to the discipline. You will learn to research the cultural and historical contexts in which art and film has been produced and write confidently and analytically about images, films and texts. 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, BIMI, 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.