This is a combined honours course, where you study Fine Art alongside History of Art. Studying Fine Art will enable you to produce challenging contemporary artworks and investigate the role of the artist in the 21st century. You will be introduced to a range of practices that link traditional skills and approaches with alternative media in order to develop an imaginative, critical and informed fine art practice. Your work will emphasise practice, theory, audience and context. You will also benefit from our special relationship with Modern Art Oxford and Oxford Visual Arts Development Agency. Regular exhibitions of student work take place in and around the city throughout the year. Many of our Fine Art staff are practicing artists and exhibit regionally, nationally and internationally. Our History of Art course enables you to combine the study of artistic creativity with a wide range of academic skills. You acquire a broad knowledge of Western art between the 15th and 20th centuries as well as more detailed knowledge of specific periods. Oxford has outstanding resources in its museums and galleries, including the Ashmolean Museum and Christ Church Picture Gallery. Final-year students also have access to the world-renowned Bodleian Library and the history-of-art-focused Sackler Library. Tutors are active researchers with strong reputations and are regularly involved with major exhibitions.