192 nd
World University Rankings 2020
101–200 th
Impact Rankings 2020
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

History of Art with Gallery & Museum Studies - University of East Anglia

**About This Course** You will study the history of art in conjunction with an exploration of how art is collected, curated and displayed. You will find out about how art is made, the artists who make it, and its meanings and cultural context, and you will explore these themes within the context of its place in public museums and private collections. Alongside key themes in art history, you’ll also study topics central to a career in museums, galleries, and the heritage sector. You’ll examine public engagement with art, exploring the history of museums, the implications of different kinds of display, and the varied practices of curators, conservators and educators. You’ll engage with contemporary debates about the status of art and the role of galleries and museums in the present and going forward into the future. You will explore how museums and galleries work and consider what is involved in the organisation of successful exhibitions and displays. **Overview** On this degree programme you’ll learn about the most important periods in the history of European art whilst exploring the arts of other cultures, including art in the ancient world, and contemporary art in India, Asia, Africa and the Americas. You’ll engage with artworks from pre-history right through to the present, and with a wide variety of art forms including painting, sculpture, photography and video art, architecture, and installation and performance art. In your first year you’ll establish firm foundations for the study of works of art from a variety of traditions. In your second and third years, you’ll select from a range of optional modules focused on particular periods and addressing specific topics and themes that cut across the history of art and the history of art institutions. These may include the relationship between modern art and gender, contemporary art history, the role of the gallery and museum, the rich culture of the Renaissance, the fascinating world of medieval life, indigenous art, and the politics of art and art display. All this results in a degree with incredible breadth and depth. As well as expanding and deepening your knowledge and understanding of art, you will cultivate key intellectual and professional skills including the visual analysis of images, critical thinking, and confident communication. You’ll have the opportunity to study the world-famous collection of art held in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. This 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. This course is delivered by UEA’s world-leading department of Art History and World Art Studies. 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. **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 (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,NorwichUnited Kingdom
  • 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 £15,600