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An International Education,
A London Location,
A Global Future

Flexible Curriculum at Richmond University

Flexible Start Dates

With the opportunity to start your
course in the Autumn (Fall) or the Spring

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British and international internships

Richmond offers all students the opportunity to take an internship

Richmond The American University in London

Academic Requirements

We accept qualifications from around the world

BA Art History & Visual Culture

Programme Overview
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.

You could study this programme as a minor instead, alongside a different major:

Entry Requirements

Applicants typically must meet at least one of the following academic achievements for successful admission into the University:

  • A Level*: BBC
  • US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
  • International Baccalaureate*: 28
  • BTEC National Diploma*: DMM
  • ABMA Diplomas and Certificates*
  • SAT: 1700
  • ACT composite: 24
  • French Baccalaureate*: 12 Assez bien
  • Abitur (Germany)*: 2.5 – 2.7
  • Esame di Stato (Italy)*: Overall average of 70 or above

University English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • English is the language of instruction at Richmond.
  • To meet the entrance requirements for university study, applicants must achieve a designated level of English language proficiency. All students (with the exception of students whose first language is English) must submit IELTS results when applying for admission. Results must be current within two years at the time of application. Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional. The University no longer accepts TOEFL.
  • The Home Office Language Requirements
  • Non-EU/UK citizens should review the Home Office English language exam requirements and submit the appropriate exam results to us as soon as possible.
  • The Home Office has clear guidelines and requirements. All applicants must achieve the minimum requirements in all 4 components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). The minimum entry requirement for a degree level course is a Common European Framework grade of B2.
  • IELTS – a score of at least 5.5 in each element
  • For further information, contact the Office of Admissions.
  • Home Office links:
    Home Office – English Language
    Home Office – Approved tests and required results for Level B2

How to Apply

How do I Apply?

UCAS
If you want to apply to other UK Universities at the same time

The Common Application
If you want to apply to other US (and some UK) Universities at the same time

Direct Application
If you just want to apply to Richmond

Scholarships

Find out more about Undergraduate Scholarships

Duration: FT– 4 years (including one year at QCF Level 3)


UCAS Course Code: 4A36


  • The programme is recognised in the US via our MSCHE accreditation.
  • The programme is currently pending validation in the UK by The Open University.
  • Major
  • Minor
  • US Federal Aid is available
  • SFE loans currently awaiting designation.

Tuition Fees: 2016/17 entry per annum, students from:

UK/EU

£9000

US

$36,000

Rest of the World

£14,500

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Research-led teaching from the IVAC (The Centre for International Visual Arts and Cultures)

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All MA Art History and Visual Culture and MA Visual Arts Management and Curating students, and members of the Art Appreciation Society are automatically entitled to membership of the IVAC free of charge. Richmond students enrolled on other Masters programmes and undergraduates with an interest in the visual arts are welcome to all IVAC events free of charge.

Study Suggestions
A minor in Gender Studies or Film Studies would broaden your learning experience.


Undergraduate Prospectus