The course allows you to study art history from a perspective which is both highly focused in its attention to particular cultures and contexts and global in its frame of reference. You will be able to study aspects of the western tradition from Egyptian and Roman antiquity to the present, the arts of Islam and the visual cultures of the Indian subcontinent, Africa, the pre-Columbian Americas and the cultures of the Pacific. Other areas covered include the history of photography and the development and management of museum collections. One feature is its world art structure and ethos, which avoids privileging any one particular tradition or geography over others and which seeks exploratory and explanatory bridges to relate disparate visual production across cultures and over time. The visual is considered from a variety of perspectives: anthropological, archaeological, historical and museological as well as art historical. You will be encouraged to engage with art and architecture of many kinds in a spectrum of contexts, and there will be possibilities to study buildings, works of art and artefacts first-hand at UEA, in the Sainsbury and University Collections, in the city of Norwich and the art-rich county of Norfolk, and on field trips in Britain and abroad. You may also take advantage of the ERASMUS programme to transfer your studies to a European university such as Pisa or Berlin for one or both semesters of your second year.
Lecture modules examine artistic techniques, materials and identities, as well as key themes and methods of interpretation in the history of art, and are complemented by a range of seminar modules, which address art and architecture in particular cultures and periods. The core modules are: Learning from Artefacts, Makers and Making, Introduction to Art History, and Form, Function and Meaning. You may also take a language module.
Lecture modules Visual Display and Categories and Concepts focus on arts relationship to performance and display, before exploring different methodological approaches to historical artistic analysis from the eighteenth century through to the most up-to-date theories. Optional modules allow you to develop your pre-existing interests, or to engage with cultures and art forms which may be new to you. You may also spend one or two semesters at a European university, allowing you to study certain artistic movements first-hand in the countries of their origin.
Teaching is entirely through small-group seminar modules, which involve the advanced and in-depth study of particular cultures and art forms. As in all years, modules can be chosen according to your own interests. The 9,000-word dissertation on a topic of your own choice and supervised by a member of faculty represents an important part of the final year and introduces you to the skills of academic enquiry, research and writing needed for postgraduate study.
For those taking the four-year degree programme the third year is spent studying at one of our prestigious partner universities in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. There, you will be able to choose from a wide range of modules on offer. For example, you could study Aboriginal art in Sydney or visit Native American museums in Vancouver. This represents a unique opportunity to enhance your studies at UEA.
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All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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Students who apply for part-time courses, generally do so with a wide variety of qualifications and experience. For the majority of candidates the most important factors in assessing the application will be past and future achievement in examinations, academic interest in the subject being applied for, personal interest and extra-curricular activities and the confidential reference. We consider applicants as individuals and accept students from a very wide range of educational backgrounds and spend time considering your application in order to reach an informed decision relating your application. Please note, there may be additional subject entry requirements specific to individual degree courses. We encourage applicants to contact the university if they are unsure about the relevance of their qualifications.
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
Students who have been away from mainstream education for a significant period of time may be required to submit a short essay to help in assessing suitability for the course.
Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language at Grade C or above.
No work experience is required.
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