University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History

You’ll study archaeology, anthropology, and art history as an integrated whole and develop a multi-faceted appreciation of the visual and material culture of societies from across the world, from prehistory to the present. You’ll begin to understand how the interaction of people and things is fundamental to humanity. By studying archaeology you’ll gain the ‘long view’ of how people successfully (or unsuccessfully) adapted and changed over hundreds and even thousands of years. Anthropology will provide you with multiple perspectives on how we live and interact now. From art history you’ll gain an understanding of how human creativity has shaped the world we live in, from technological creativity to individual ingenuity. During your degree you’ll have the opportunity to study the cultures of the Ancient Near-East and Ancient Egypt, as well as contemporary African, South-Asian and Pacific societies; alongside this you will also engage with the arts of Europe and the Americas. You’ll have the opportunity to study the world-famous collection of art held in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, itself a celebrated icon of modern museum architecture. That means you will have access to important artworks from Asia, Africa, the Pacific, the Americas, and Europe. You will be able to study relevant objects at first-hand, while learning about the processes of collecting such objects in museums. Art History at UEA is a world-leading art history department. Our main areas of research are the history of art and architecture in Europe and North America, the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America, the archaeology and anthropology of art, and museum studies and cultural heritage. We are part of a close network of internationally-renowned centres for the study and display of art; the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. **Course Structure** **Year 1** You’ll begin your studies by establishing firm foundations for the study of the art and material culture. You’ll start with studies of artists, artisans, makers and making. Here you’ll engage directly with artworks first-hand in order to explore different techniques and visual effects, deepening your appreciation of their different functions and meanings. At the same time you’ll be introduced to art history, archaeology and anthropology. **Year 2** At this stage of your course you’ll be introduced to the most recent theoretical approaches to material culture studies, and also develop your knowledge of archaeology. You’ll be encouraged to think about the strange and varied ‘lives of objects’ as they move through different contexts and how art history interacts with anthropology and archeology. In your spring semester you’ll be invited to consider how your historical studies relate to contemporary debates about the status of art and the role of galleries and museums in the present. Alongside these lectures you’ll choose from a range of optional modules through which you’ll develop more specialist knowledge of particular problems and periods. **Year 3** In your final year of study you’ll take three optional modules which involve close engagement with advanced topics in art history, archaeology and anthropology. Currently our optional modules address topics such as Gothic visuality, mapmaking between 1000 and 1400, public memorials and the arts of memory, and the art and archaeology of ancient Iran and Iraq. You’ll also write a dissertation on a topic that has most sparked your interest, working closely with a supervisor to design your own research programme. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300