The BA History of Art with Gallery and Museum Studies allows you to study the history of art and how it has been displayed in galleries and museums, from the Renaissance through to the present day. You will not only engage with issues and themes in the history of art, you will also be introduced to diverse forms of curatorial practice and display. You will study exhibition design, audience development, and the public role of museums, alongside the history of museums and galleries, and contemporary gallery theory and practice.
This degree programme offers art-historical breadth alongside being an effective pathway for those wishing to pursue a career in the arts sector. It examines the history and theory behind museums and provides hands-on training in curatorial and other museum professions. The course encourages you to develop knowledge of the practicalities of galleries and museums as working environments in the public domain. Employability is central to the programme, and we provide exposure to museum practice and contact with professionals from across the sector.
Qualification: BA (Hons)
A Level: ABB including at least one humanities subject
International Baccalaureate: 32 including at least one Higher Level humanities subject at grade 5 or above
Scottish Highers: At least one Advanced Higher preferred
Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB including at least one humanities subject
Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB including at least one humanities subject
Access Course: Please contact the University for further information
BTEC: DDM (Arts and Humanities subject preferred)
European Baccalaureate: 75% including at least one humanities subject at 70% or above
Our graduates go on to high profile posts in prestigious institutions such as the British Museum, V&A, Tate, and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, as well as leading History of Art departments, publishers and the commercial art world.
Career development and employability is integrated into your studies. In a recent survey of our graduates, 93 per cent were in work or study six months after graduating.
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