- TUITION FEES UK – £9,250 / EU & INT – £14,750 / US – $38,000
- SCHOLARSHIPS Find out more >
- DURATION 4 Years (Full-time)
- START DATES September & January
- LOCATION Richmond Hill Campus
- ACCREDITATION Richmond University QAA / Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)
Art History & Visual Culture
UCAS CODES: 3 YEAR PATHWAY – RU02 / 4 YEAR PATHWAY – 4A36
What was the first form of art? What can we learn through art and visual culture? How can art have an impact on your life?
This is your opportunity to explore both the history of art and more recent ideas of the visual – extending the analysis of visual forms from the historical right through to areas of contemporary practice.
In the process, you will develop critical analysis skills which are both essential in today’s job market and will provide personal enlightenment.
Top reasons to study this programme:
- Learn within the flexible Liberal Arts framework. Choose your own path – find out more about the Liberal Arts
- Our London location means you can capitalise on the many galleries, art spaces, museums, cultural facilities and specialist libraries in a vibrant city
- Explore key trends in the dynamic arts world, providing useful insights for any career
- Develop your entrepreneurial skills and join many of our students who have created their own enterprise in the arts industry after graduating
- Being based in the heart of London means we have excellent networks in the global art world and cultural industries which, together with an integrated internship, will boost your career options
- Benefit from the field trips not only in London, but to other UK destinations as well as key European art centres
- Participate in the latest debates within art history and visual culture through a faculty which is very active in research
Enhance your employability
Our students have gone on to a range of successful careers in finance, business, media and not-for-profit organisations thanks to the unique teaching experience at Richmond. We spoke to those alumni as well as faculty members and employers about career prospects for future students graduating with a dually accredited liberal arts degree.
“Interdisciplinary in scope, the BA Art History & Visual Culture programme takes students on an exciting journey of exploration across historical and contemporary contexts of art and design. Utilizing London’s world-leading museums and art galleries as your second classroom, this programme is perfect for those who want to work in the arts or the creative world or go on to postgraduate study.”
– Dr Nicola Mann, Head of Department of Communications
“Richmond’s Art History and Visual Culture programme has fostered my passion for the field and prepared me well for a career in art history and museums. Against the backdrop of London’s museums and creative communities, the programme’s faculty, courses, and events provided me the edge of experience and knowledge needed to accomplish my goals.”
“I came to Richmond University as a transfer student from an American University in Switzerland and due to the double degree that Richmond uniquely offers the transition was easy.
I graduated in 2017 and when looking back at my Richmond University experience, as it is the UK’s pioneering Liberal Arts University, it was really great as you truly have the art world at your doorstep in London. In fact I think what I’ve enjoyed the most was the way they entwine the academic program with real life hands-on experiences that the city and surrounding of London offers, but also how it is located close to Europe.
Furthermore personally my research for my graduation thesis on the topic of ‘Curating’ ultimately also became the foundation of my start-up, that today is Dynamisk Independent Curating and Art Advisory.”