192 nd
World University Rankings 2020
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
46 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

History of Art with a Year Abroad

**About This Course** This course is distinctive in its breadth of coverage of art as a global phenomenon. Through close engagement with artworks and small-group teaching from experts, you’ll gain a unique education in the forms and meanings of art across a range of periods and cultures. You’ll have the opportunity to study the art and artefacts held within the internationally renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, itself a celebrated icon of modern museum architecture. You’ll also spend a year studying at one of our prestigious partner universities in Europe, the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. For many students this overseas experience is the highlight of their time at university. **Overview** On this history of art degree you’ll learn about the most important periods in the history of European art whilst exploring the arts of other cultures, from prehistory to the present day, across Europe, the Americas, India, Africa and Asia. 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 in art history. These currently include the relationship between modern art and gender, contemporary art history, the rich culture of the Renaissance, the fascinating world of medieval life, the role of the gallery and museum, indigenous art practices, and the politics of art in different historical contexts. All this results in a History of Art 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 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 with time abroad
  • Duration
    4 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