BA Art History & Visual Culture
The BA degree in Art History & Visual Culture has three key aims, firstly, to introduce students to the key thinkers, theories, methods and contemporary issues and problems facing art history. Secondly, develop an understanding of how to evaluate the role of visual arts and cultures today, through relevant conceptual frameworks. Finally, students will explore a variety of Western and non-Western arts and visual cultures, from prehistory to the present. The three goals are complemented by a strong element of professional practice, with opportunities to explore careers in visual arts institutions and the creative cultural industries.
The programme places particular emphasis on art and visual practices across cultures and encourages students to use the University’s campuses in London, Florence and Rome as learning resources. Students who are pursuing this degree will be prepared to either continue into postgraduate study or through participation in the internship programme be able to pursue careers in visual arts institutions and the creative cultural industries.
Faculty who teach on this programme:
BA Art History & Visual Culture is currently validated by The Open University.