History of Art and Design at Bath Spa University is for individuals interested in a career in the diverse fields requiring knowledge of art and design history, visual analysis, cultural theory and criticism.
We’ll help you to build a strong understanding of the historical and theoretical context to art and design. As the course progresses, you’ll be able to specialise in an area that interests you, with an emphasis on developing you as an independent, skilled researcher and worker in the field. You’ll develop a strong knowledge of the historical background to the subject as well the skills that you will need to become a motivated, agile professional in a related career.
Based in the World Heritage City of Bath, the course explores the region’s rich cultural heritage and makes full use of excellent travel connections to London.
We’ll provide you with a firm historical foundation in the history of art and design, alongside giving you the opportunity to take optional modules that reflect your interests. This means you’ll be able to specialise in particular media, geographic areas or periods.
You’ll have lots of opportunities to undertake work experience, visits and longer travel experiences. The structure of the course means you’ll increasingly work independently on research projects that represent your interests.