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

History of Art and Literature

You’ll be equipped with key skills in imaginative understanding, critical thinking, and confident communication. You’ll expand and deepen your understanding of texts and artworks from a uniquely wide array of contexts while developing your intellectual and professional skills and studying with outstanding students and academics. You’ll establish firm foundations in the related disciplines of literature and art history, engaging with different documents and sources. At the same time you’ll encounter works of art at first-hand in the collections of the Sainsbury Centre, which includes works of modern European art and also outstanding works from Africa, Asia and the Americas. As you progress through the course, you’ll be encouraged to engage with different methods and approaches and to develop informed views of your own. You will consolidate your independence as a scholar through the completion of a research dissertation in your final year. 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. You will also be taught by world-leading experts from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, who will encourage you to approach works of art from different perspectives. 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. Norwich is England's first UNESCO City of Literature and it boasts a vibrant literary community. Great literature has been produced here from the 14th century, when Julian of Norwich became the first woman to write a book in English, right up to 20th and 21st century work by UEA graduates like Booker-prize winner Ian McEwan and Costa Award winning author Emma Healey. **Course Structure** **Year 1** You’ll begin 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 the study of literature as a historical discipline. In the second semester you’ll engage with some of the most crucial topics in art history, beginning with an exploration of the role of portraiture in shaping our identities. You’ll also be introduced to a key debate in the study of literature; the role and status of ‘realism’. **Year 2** At this stage of your course you’ll be able to choose from a very wide range of historical and art historical topics and begin to tailor your studies to your own developing interests. These modules will allow you to develop more specialist knowledge of particular problems and periods. In the spring semester you’ll be invited to consider how your historical studies relate to contemporary debates about art and explore the role and status of art, criticism and creativity. **Year 3** In your final year you’ll choose three modules which involve close engagement with advanced topics in literature and art history. You might, for example, choose to study Gothic visuality in relation to the literature on medieval monstrosities, or combine an exploration of modern women artists with readings from feminist writers. You’ll also write an extended essay in which you will explore a topic of your own choice through a combined literary and art-historical perspective. **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
    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
  • 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