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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.

Modules Breakdown

CORE SUBJECTS

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

Foundations in Photography

Introduction to Art Across Cultures

Museums & Galleries London

Pop to Present: Themes in Contemporary US Art

Foundations of Mass Media and Communications

Introduction to Visual Culture

Art in Context

Senior Seminar in Art History and Visual Culture I

World Cultural History

 

History of Design

Senior Seminar in Art History and Visual Culture II

Transitions I

 

Cultural Theory

Non Western Visual Cultures

Transitions II

 

Art History: Theory & Methods

Working in the Art World

Quantitative Reasoning

   

Scientific Reasoning

   

Creative Expression

   

Research and Writing I

   

Plus QCF Level 3 Elective (can be Gen Ed Hum SS requirement)

ELECTIVE MODULES

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

YEAR 4

 

Plus three of the following:

Plus two of the following:

Plus one of the following:

 

Stamping Authority

British Art and Architecture

New Media & Visual Power: Themes in Contemporary
Visual Culture

 

Introduction to Film Studies

Art of Prehistoric Europe

Visualising People & Place: Themes in Contemporary
Visual Culture

 

Film in the Americas

History of Photography

Plus 4 of the following OR two of the following and an Internship:

 

History of Fashion

The Renaissance: New Perspectives

New Media & Visual Power: Themes in Contemporary
Visual Culture

 

Introduction to the Business of Fashion

Modern Art and Modernism

Visualising People & Place: Themes in Contemporary
Visual Culture

 

Research and Writing II

Sociology of Culture and Subculture

Questioning Renaissance Art

 

Plus 4 FHEQ Level 4 Electives (can be Gen Ed Hum SS requirement)

Communications for PR and Advertising

Fashion and Media

  

Mainstream Cinema: Studies in Genre

International Cinema

  

Gender in Film

Transnational Cinema

  

Psychology of Fashion and Luxury Goods

History on Film

  

Plus 3 FHEQ Level 5 Electives

Visualizing Enlightenment: Art, Ideas and Material Culture 1685‐1800

   

World Internship in Art History & Visual Culture (6
CREDITS)

   

Internship in Art History & Visual Culture (6 CREDITS)

Faculty who teach on this programme:

BA Art History & Visual Culture is currently validated by The Open University.

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.


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

Entry Requirements

Find out more about Entry Requirements.

    Scholarships

    Find out more about Undergraduate Scholarships

    Full Time 3-4 Years
    (subject to credit transfer- please note that most non-US students are eligible)

    Contact our admissions team for more details
    admissions@richmond.ac.uk

    4 Year Full Time
    (including one year QCF Level 3)


    UCAS Course Code: 4A36


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

    Tuition Fees: 2017/18 & 2018/19 entry per annum, students from:

    UK/EU

    £9,250

    US

    $38,000

    Rest of the World

    £14,500

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    Undergraduate Prospectus