This course is right for you if you want a career in the art and design and allied sectors, a career that capitalises upon a strong understanding of the historical and theoretical context to art and design. Located in the World Heritage City of Bath, the course draws upon the rich cultural heritage available locally and regionally as well as excellent travel connections to London. We make full use of our extensive contacts with cultural organisations in the area as well as the Wunderkammer Press, the School of Art and Design´s own publishing imprint to support your professional development with appropriate experience.
During the later stages of the course there are opportunities for specialisation with an emphasis on developing you as an independent, skilled researcher and worker in the field.
Typical offer range for UK / EU applicants
280–320 UCAS Tariff points.
During Year 1:
Renaissance Art, Design and Culture (40 credits)
Bath and Beyond: 18th and early 19th Centuries (20 credits)
Historiography and Developing the Canon (20 credits)
Professional contexts 1: Working in the Arts (20 credits)
Research and Study Skills 1 (20 credits
During Year 2:
Current Art and Design History Options (all 20 credits)
Exploring the Production, Processes and Practices of Visual Art in Relation to Contemporary Culture
Making and the Contemporary
Seeing the frame within the image
Ethical Art and Design in an Era of Globalisation
The Shape of Things
Of Design and the City
Textiles, Fashion and Art: Critical Crossovers
Paris, the Mass Market and Insights to Modern Life (20 credits)
Modernism and Degeneracy in Art and Design (20 credits)
Professional Contexts 2: Publishing and Curation (20 credits)
Research and Study Skills 2: Critical and Theoretical Studies (20 credits)
During Year 3
Self-Directed Project: Publishing / Curating (20 credits)
Art and Design Since 1945 (20 credits)
Research and Study Skills 3: Presenting Yourself and Your Work (20 credits)
Professional Contexts 3
* Independent Dissertation Project (40 credits)
Whilst nothing can be guaranteed in a a challenging employment market, this course is designed to develop you as an informed, intellectually curious and professionally agile individual well equipped to enter the variety of employment opportunities that the creative industries offer. We do this by introducing you to opportunities for work visits and placements throughout your three years on the course as well as equipping you with intellectual and professional skills that employers will find attractive. Finding and keeping a job in the creative industries requires proactivity, skill and effort. The good news is that we are here to support you in this from your first entry to the course.
Graduates of BA History of Art and Design are employed in a variety of fields including:
Museum and art gallery curatorship, art and design publishing, marketing and advertising, librarianship, broadcasting (film and television), travel services, teaching, journalism, arts administration...
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