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History of Art

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Considered on a case by case basis. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits overall; 45 at level 3. Of the Level 3 credits, at least 30 should be graded Merit or higher.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

Extended Project

A

If you have already achieved your EPQ at Grade A you will automatically be offered one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject. If you are still studying for your EPQ you will receive the standard course offer, with a condition of one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject if you achieve an A grade in your EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

This qualification is considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the school for further information.

This qualification is considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the school for further information.

This qualification is considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the school for further information.

This qualification is considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the school for further information.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

This qualification is only accepted alongside Scottish Higher grades AABBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only accepted alongside Scottish Advanced Higher grades AB.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is accepted alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

History of art

Art represents power. Art reflects society. Art makes us think and feel. Studying the history of art helps us see how we got where we are today. And how the future might look.
You'll explore visual cultures across periods, media and societies. You'll also look at how art is both written and talked about.
All the time you'll be questioning. Why that material? Why that subject? How did people react then? What does it mean now?
Our first year gives everyone the same foundations. After that you'll have free choice of specialist topics. This allows you to follow your passions and study new interests as you learn more. Explore widely or follow a theme such as politics or feminism.
We make a point of getting out of the classroom:
- Funded field trip to a major European city where you'll develop your own project in response to what you see and experience

- On-campus galleries at Lakeside Arts are integral to our teaching

- Regular visits to study sites and objects at first hand

We have close links with Nottingham's dynamic arts scene - including the award winning Nottingham Contemporary and the artist-led Primary.

**Other ways to study History of Art**
You may also combine History of Art with English, Archaeology, or History in our joint honours programme, or study alongside multiple disciplines in our BA Liberal Arts.
**Foundation Year**
This course is also available with a Foundation Year - aimed at developing potential and diversifying our recruitment.

It is not necessary to have studied Art or History of Art to apply for this course.

Modules

In year one, through a series of six core modules you'll examine key developments, methods, materials and processes, develop skills in first-hand analysis and begin to appreciate how objects relate to their cultural and historical context

In year two you'll take part in a field trip to a major European cultural centre (recent destinations have included Berlin, Paris and Rome) and carry out an independent study project based on one of the sites visited. You also get a free choice of modules to explore your own passions.

Year three focuses on increasing specialisation, theoretical and critical interrogation, and the development of your independent critical voice. You can choose to write a dissertation, allowing you to explore one of your passions in real depth. You'll also select from a wide range of optional modules in history of art and wider media cultures.

If you want to get a different perspective on one of your interests you can also take a module from outside the department (for example in Architecture or History, or a language).

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£20,000
per year
International
£20,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

Department of Cultural, Visual and Media Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

95%
high
History of art

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History of art, architecture and design

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

63%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
63%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History by topic

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,217
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations

This is a category for graduates taking a wide range of courses that don’t fall neatly into a subject group, so be aware that the stats you see here may not be a very accurate guide to the outcomes for the specific course you’re interested in. Management, finance, marketing, education and jobs in the arts are some of the typical jobs for these graduates, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

History and archaeology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

£31k

£31k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Lower entry requirements
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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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