University of St Andrews

Art History MA (Hons)

University of St Andrews
In St Andrews

£9,250
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Typology Master
Location St andrews (Scotland)
Duration 4 Years
  • Master
  • St andrews (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    4 Years
Description

The MA (Hons) in Art History will teach you to critically and perceptively assess images of all kinds, allowing you to become visually and verbally articulate. The main focus of the course is on the major arts of painting, sculpture and architecture, but it also encompasses the applied arts, graphic arts and photography.

As part of your degree, you will learn to analyse the style, content, meaning, theory and aesthetics behind works of art. You will learn different approaches to art by studying patronage and social significance, and the implicit and explicit ideas behind each work.

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St Andrews (Fife)
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University Of St Andrews, KY16 9AJ

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· What are the objectives of this course?

The MA (Hons) in Art History is a four-year course run by the School of Art History. Art History is a well-rounded discipline and embraces aspects of economic, social and political history, languages and literature, philosophy, and psychology, providing relevant contexts and critical approaches with which to analyse works of art. In the first two years, you will cover a chronological survey of European art (covering painting, sculpture and architecture) from the 13th century to the present day.

· Who is it intended for?

A degree in Art History provides an excellent foundation for a career in museums and galleries, arts administration, the art trade or teaching. As Art History is studied in social, geographical, cultural and psychological contexts, you will develop an understanding of how different societies evolve and how art impacts our lives. Popular career areas for Art History students include: business and finance catering and hospitality cultural institutions curatorship law marketing media public relations publishing.

· Requirements

SQA Highers AABB GCE A-Levels AAB IB points 35

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5.0 13/05/2018
What I would highlight: It's a life changing experience to be a student at St Andrews. You get exposed to both the worlds- the ancient university experience with loads of history and a modern university experience with cutting edge facilities.
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What you'll learn on the course

Art History
Sculpture
Painting
Art
Culture and Politics
History and Theory
Architecture
Architecture and Design
Art of History
Survey of painting

Course programme



Modules

In the first two years of your degree (known as sub-honours) you will take the required modules in Art History alongside modules in at least one other subject.

Typically, you will take one Art History module per semester during your first two years, and two modules per semester during your third and fourth year (known as Honours).

1st Year

Students will take the following first-year modules:

  • The Art of the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe: a survey of painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy and northern Europe from 1280 to 1580.
  • European Art and Architecture in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: an introduction to European art from Baroque Italian architecture to 18th-century French paintings.
2nd Year

Students will take both of the following second-year modules:

  • Art, Culture and Politics, from 1900 to Now: a survey of some of the most compelling episodes in 20th-century art, including Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and Postmodernism.
  • History and Theory of European Art, Architecture and Design from the French Revolution to Vienna 1900: a study of the most significant art developments in 19th-century Europe, along with a close study of the most significant artists and the emergence of avant-garde movements.
Honours

Students will take both of the following second-year modules:

  • Art, Culture and Politics, from 1900 to Now: a survey of some of the most compelling episodes in 20th-century art, including Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and Postmodernism.
  • History and Theory of European Art, Architecture and Design from the French Revolution to Vienna 1900: a study of the most significant art developments in 19th-century Europe, along with a close study of the most significant artists and the emergence of avant-garde movements.
The sub-honours modules listed here are the compulsory modules that students must take in order to graduate in this subject. However, most students at St Andrews take additional modules, either in their primary subject or from other subjects they are interested in. For Honours-level, students choose from a range of Honours modules, some of which are listed above.

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