Our BA Art History (including foundation year) will be suitable for you, if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate course, and you want a programme that takes you to the right academic level as well as improves your English language and academic skills. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. We are a world leader in Arts and Humanities (QS World University Rankings 2017) and we are ranked top 10 in the UK for Art History (CUG 2018). You will be taught by our expert staff from your very first year covering the whole history of art and enabling you to choose from a variety of specialist options. Modules explore a wide variety of media, including architecture, urbanism, photography and video, as well as painting, drawing, printmaking, performance art and sculpture. At Essex you enjoy a structured programme of study trips at home and abroad and combine your interests with vocational modules designed with exhibitions and curations in mind.