Artists have responded to the modern world in many imaginative ways that have changed how people view society. This new course focuses on relationships between art and modern society through the study of artists, artworks and movements from the early nineteenth 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 staff team delivering the course have expertise and research interests in art in the modern and contemporary period as well as in curatorship and art practice. The course includes opportunities for national and international study trips (most recently Berlin), and to learn a foreign language and access the Erasmus international study programme. As a student, you also have access to the regular Tuesday Talks of internationally acclaimed speakers organised by the Whitworth Art Gallery.