Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2024
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 3 years
  • UCAS code: A006
  • Study abroad: Optional

Overview

Art now reaches wider audiences than ever before – not only via museums and galleries, but also via digital and social media. 

Recent graduates have founded art platforms and advisory firms, been appointed to auction houses, fairs and commercial galleries and worked as consultants, managers, coordinators and editors for global brands including TEFAF, Galerie Perrotin and F. Schumacher & Co. Lately, students have interned at The Mall Galleries and The Art Newspaper.

The curation and circulation of art are two key themes that make this course unique. There’s a particular focus on how art is displayed and interpreted (in museums, galleries, printed material and digital formats) and how art relates to other fields like business, fashion, politics and international relations.

Designed to appeal to students from a wide range of backgrounds, including those who haven't previously studied the discipline, it combines first-hand research and analysis into why art is produced, when, where, by whom and for whom. You’ll question the ways in which art has been examined and displayed over time, from various critical perspectives, and address how different political, cultural and gendered narratives shape our understanding of it.

Throughout your time at Regent's, you'll build close relationships with academics and industry insiders, and have opportunities to personalise your degree with a wide choice of special electives: expanding your skillset, exploring new perspectives and building your network.

You'll also have opportunities to curate exhibitions in the University’s on-site Knapp Gallery, and take up a placement in the art world.

Learn in London – the UK's creative hub

Being based in London, you'll be offered exciting opportunities both inside and outside the classroom: curating exhibitions, joining industry placements and exploring the city's museums, galleries and private collections.

Recently, students have:

  • Explored the British Museum, National Gallery, Photographers’ Gallery and more
  • Toured private collections, such as at the Deutsche Bank
  • Spoken to experts at commercial galleries
  • Visited Claridge's ArtSpace, where art can be bought in cryptocurrency
  • Produced their own photograms at Darkroom London
  • Visited historic houses: Strawberry Hill House, Leighton House, Eltham Palace
  • Experienced Frieze Masters and Frieze London
  • Joined immersive experiences at Superblue London and Frameless

Thanks to our industry connections and central location London, they have also enjoyed workshops with:

  • Rose Lejeune, Founder and Director of Performance Exchange
  • Philippa Abrahams, BBC expert on artists' materials
  • Anna Gordon, photojournalist for The Guardian, Financial Times, Reuters 
  • Priyesh Mistry, Associate Curator at the National Gallery 
  • Ali MacGilp, Artist Liaison and Director at Frith Street Gallery 
  • Linda Tori, development and strategy consultant for startups within the art market

And curated several exhibitions at our very own Knapp Gallery, including:

  • The Regent's Open (2024)
  • On Femininity: Past and Present Perceptions (2023)
  • Sleeping Visions (2022)
  • Marenka Gabeler – Because, Before, Why (2022)
  • Sarah Lightman – Drawing from Life and Literature (2020)

Recently, they've also had internships at:

  • The Mall Galleries
  • The Art Newspaper

Foundation option

In the integrated foundation year, you'll gain a solid grounding in academic principles and skills. Building upon this foundation, you'll be well prepared to go on to develop specialist knowledge in your chosen course. 

It's structured around discipline knowledge, with extra modules that introduce you to the transferable skills you'll need at degree level and beyond – giving you a solid grounding in liberal arts principles and skills.

Once you've successfully completed your Foundation year, you'll be able to progress to any of our business, social sciences, humanities or media undergraduate courses.

Building on this foundation, you’ll develop specialist knowledge in your chosen course.

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Student exhibition poster – Sarah Lightman
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Student exhibition poster – Kyla Maeve Watkins

How to apply

Applying to Regent's is quick and easy. We accept direct applications year-round and there's no application fee. If you haven't received your exam results, you can still apply and we'll issue you with a conditional offer. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you're currently studying for.

Step 1: Apply

  • On our website, details here
  • Through UCAS  (The Regent’s UCAS code is R18)

During the application process, you'll have the chance to upload supporting documents, including:

  • A copy of your passport (photograph ID page)
  • Academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies
  • A 300-500 word personal statement (view guidance)
  • If you're not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency (take our test)

Credit transfer

If you’ve already studied part of your degree elsewhere, you may be able to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join your new course at an advanced entry point. To apply for RPL, you'll need to state this clearly in your application and provide us with the certificates, transcripts and module descriptions for your previous course.

Step 2: Receive a response

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days. We'll assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of our decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our courses, the selection process may include an interview or audition. They can take the form of a one-to-one interview, a group interview or a portfolio review, which may be conducted by telephone or online. Arrangements of these are made between you and the Admissions department.

Step 3: Accept your offer

If you wish to accept your offer, you must pay your (non-refundable) advance tuition fee deposit. This will confirm your place. Here's how.

Step 4: Register 

Closer to the start of term, our Admissions team will send instructions regarding your registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment before you arrive, as well as a checklist of documents you'll need to bring with you to campus.

Information for international students

If you're an overseas student, you'll likely require a visa to study in the UK. Here's how to apply.

Scholarships and funding

There are a wide variety of funding and scholarship opportunities to help you finance your studies. For more information, please visit our scholarships and funding page.

Fees

Tuition fee:

  • £22,500 per year for the intake starting in September 2024. 

Non-refundable advance deposit:

  • UK students: £1,000
  • Non-UK students: £4,000

Read more about tuition fees.

If you receive an offer for a course, you’ll receive a pro forma invoice. To accept your offer and secure your place, pay your deposit payment as soon as possible.

The remaining portion of your first year’s tuition fees will be due when you enrol. At this time, you’ll receive your invoice for the full year. You can choose to pay for the year in full before the start of your first academic year or in two instalments, spread out across the academic year. The dates of these instalments will be determined by when your course starts.

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. Fees are presented for the first level of study which equates to two terms. 

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of your course.

The library holds a limited number of copies of core textbooks and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own textbooks and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your course.

How you'll learn

At Regent's you’ll have the freedom to explore your interests in a supportive and nurturing environment with interactive classes, regular one-to-one contact with tutors, specialist facilities, industry opportunities and tailored careers advice – ensuring you develop the skills, experience and confidence you need to succeed.

Through regular visits to museums, galleries, archives and collections, you'll be able to study works of art first-hand and meet with industry professionals – enabling you to engage directly with those in the field. You'll also have the chance to curate your own exhibition in Regent's Knapp Gallery and join placements, offering valuable industry experience.

Find your 23-24 academic calendar here.

Contact hours: Years 1, 2 and 3: no less than 14 hours per week. 

Teaching staff

You'll be taught by professional artists, art historians, curators and advisors who continue to work in this sector alongside teaching. They regularly have work published in journals and collaborate with institutions, such as the Victoria & Albert Museum. Their knowledge and experience ensure your classes are shaped by the most current industry practices.

Academics include:

Julia Weiner, Director (Content) and Associate Professor of Art History, recently featured in documentary ‘Paint, prejudice and the power of art – the story of Solomon Hart’ as part of David FitzGerald's programme on BBC Radio Devon. Listen here.

Dr. Deborah Schultz, Senior Lecturer and Art History Course Leader, has recently published an exhibition review in the Hong Kong-based art journal ArtAsiaPacific. The exhibition, entitled Footsteps, comprises the work of artist Fiona Tan at Frith Street Gallery in London. Read here.

You'll also be allocated a personal tutor, who'll meet you on a one-to-one basis at various stages throughout the year to provide you with guidance and advice to support your personal and professional development.

Independent learning

Throughout the course, you'll be expected to undertake extra reading, personal research and reflection, as well as preparing work for workshops and working collaboratively with other students in preparation for assessment. You should also regularly attend museums, galleries and exhibitions for your own personal and career development.

Method of assessment

Your skills and knowledge will be assessed via a wide range of written work such as journals, reports, blogs, exhibition reviews and essays. You'll also create inspiration boards and give individual and group presentations. All of these methods will help to develop your oral communication skills and your expertise in articulating your ideas about art, both of which are invaluable for careers in the art world and beyond.

Disability support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns, including learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism conditions, mobility difficulties and temporary or chronic health conditions. 

Our Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as possible to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us.

Academic requirements: Year 1 entry

We're interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements – and review each application comprehensively on its own merit.

One of the following qualifications:

  • Three GCE A-levels at grade A-C
  • 24 points in the International Baccalaureate
  • US High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 2.5 PLUS one of the following:  
    • Three AP tests with an average grade of 3 (or two, with an average grade of 4)
    • SAT score of 1100 (550+ in both subjects)
    • ACT with a composite score of 26 (20 in each section)
    • Dual Enrolment and College credits (1st year) – 30, with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Equivalent qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University and set out in the Admissions Guide and UK ENIC.

English language requirements

Minimum English proficiency requirement through one of the following qualifications (or equivalent):

QualificationSubjectGrade
GCSE*English languageC (4)
IB SL or HL*English A4
IB HL*English B4
US HSD (studied in a majority English-speaking country)*Cumulative GPA 2.5
IELTS*Academic6.0 overall and 5.5 in each component

Please note, we do not accept home/online editions of English language tests.

*Qualification satisfies the English language requirements of the UKVI for non-UK/Irish nationals.

We also offer conditional students a free, online, diagnostic test known as the Regent’s English Proficiency Test (REPT). This must be booked in advance. Discover more.

Student support

We welcome and support students with a wide range of disabilities and health concerns. This includes learning difficulties, visual and hearing impairments, mental health difficulties, autism spectrum conditions, mobility difficulties, and temporary or chronic health conditions. 

Our Student Support & Welfare team is here to support you. We ask that you speak with us as early as you can to enable us to support you. Find out more about our disability support and contact us

Careers

Graduate as a critical and culturally aware thinker, with the practical skills to work in the competitive art field, for example:

  • Join galleries, historic houses, auction houses, museums
  • Work for an art fair company
  • Get into arts management – working with a range of creative companies 
  • Work in PR, social media management, interpretation, development
  • Become an art advisor or consultant for a public business or private client 
  • Get into fine art publishing or journalism
  • Join your family business and expand their exposure, clients, etct
  • Launch a start-up

While this course often leads to graduates entering these professions, the transferable skills you develop will allow you to choose any career that aligns with your interests.

Most of our students go onto Postgraduate study – institutions include:

  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London and New York 
  • University College London 
  • New York University 
  • University of the Arts London 
  • University of Oxford  
  • The Courtauld Institute of Art, London
  • Kings College London
  • University of Edinburgh

Graduate visa

After you've completed your course, you may be eligible to apply for a Graduate visa. This enables you to work, or look for work, in the UK for up to two years after you leave Regent's, without the pressure of having to secure a job immediately – applying your skills and advancing your career with valuable experiences and industry connections.

Careers support

Don't worry if you feel overwhelmed – our Careers, Enterprise and Industry team are here to provide personalised advice and access to resources for life!

  • 24/7 access to online guidance and resources
  • Exclusive internships, networking opportunities and industry events
  • Personalised consultations – from interview and CV prep to business advice
  • Access to Handshake, connecting you with 650k+ global employers

Inspiring alumni include

  • Alina Arcari – Marketing Coordinator at The European Fine Art Foundation
  • Giovanna Traversa – Co-Founder of curatorial art platform Hatch, based in Paris
  • Olivia Farhat – Co-Founder of LAS Art, an independent art advisory firm in Cairo, NY
  • Natasha Nejman – Head of Accounting at Sloane Street Auctions
  • Anya Nikolaeva – Brand and Communications Manager at ITER.ARTE
  • Martha Moskowitz – Associate Editor at F. Schumacher & Co
  • Davis Goldenberg – Account Coordinator for global furniture dealer, Insidesource

The Regent's Model

Gain a deeply personalised education, designed for you. Expand your knowledge, skills, practice and thinking with three building blocks:

  • Subject Core: Gain a deep understanding of your field and learn from academics with significant industry experience.
  • Special Electives: Go beyond your core discipline and gain even more future-focused skills. Regent's Special Electives are available to every Undergraduate student, and designed to be hyper-relevant to the world we live and work in – now and into the future
  • Industry & Entrepreneurship: Take on challenges directly from the world of work. Test your ideas, gain close industry connections, and take on real-world projects – all embedded into your course from day one. Work towards a final project, in which you’ll build and develop your unique idea.

Art history modules are structured both chronologically and thematically. In your first year, you’ll be introduced to art from around the world and get to know some of the spaces in London in which they are displayed. You'll study in depth the Renaissance and Baroque periods, understanding the historic circumstances in which art was produced and viewed. You’ll also focus on a wide range contemporary art at first hand.

In your second year, you’ll get to know key institutions in the art world, visiting an art auction as well as Frieze London or Masters. You’ll study art of the 18th and 19th centuries in a growing art market and focus on how art is interpreted, in print as well as in exhibitions and digital media.

In your final year, you’ll explore art from the early 20th century as well as how art relates to the environment. Throughout the year, you'll develop a major project which you'll shape yourself with our support and guidance.

Read more about how you'll learn and view a complete list of Special Electives.

The integrated foundation year has been specially designed to give you the introductory knowledge and business skills needed to confidently progress to degree-level study. 

Year 1

Subject Core

Art History, BA (Hons)
Art Now You will be introduced to the wide diversity of contemporary art, from media such as drawing, painting and sculpture, to newer practices including film, photography, site-specific and installation art. Issues relevant to contemporary art, such as globalisation, migration, gender and identity, are explored. The aim of the module is to increase your comprehension of the multiple factors involved in the production and reception of contemporary art, in particular regarding its sites of display. You will develop collaboration skills through a group presentation, and critical reading and research skills through written work. By studying the global nature of contemporary art, you will develop your understanding and appreciation of other cultures.
Baroque Art: Faith, Crown and Commerce The art of the seventeenth century is known for grandeur, sensuous richness, and emotional exuberance. In this module, you will study the way art was affected by religious change – in particular by the Catholic Counter-Reformation – and the way European rulers used painting to enhance their status. As a contrast, you will explore the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of painting in the Protestant Netherlands and the way that commercial success led to a boom in painting and to new subject matter.
Situating Art This module introduces you to key methods in art history and explores how art functions in distinct social, cultural, economic and political contexts. The spaces in which art has been displayed and encountered are highlighted. You will engage with interpretive and critical methods used in the discipline, developing analytical and writing skills, together with a wider awareness of cultural differences and the understanding that there are many histories of art constructed from various perspectives. You will see examples from across time and space and from a global perspective. Small group, discussion-based seminars take place in the classroom and in galleries around London.
Renaissance Art and Society The Renaissance was a period of remarkable intellectual and artistic activity, and this module will consider how our understanding of this period has come to shape the study of art history. We will begin with an introduction to the history and politics of the regions you will study, focusing on the transition from medieval art, when the artist was usually an anonymous craftsman, to the Renaissance when some artists became celebrities with huge wealth and influence. You will study trends in the arts of Italy, including painting, drawing and sculpture. You will also examine work by artists from Northern Europe who pioneered the technique of painting in oil, and discuss the effects that the Protestant Reformation had on art in the region. Our discussions will cover the rise of humanism, the importance of drawing, the introduction of printmaking, and the growth of artistic status and identity.
Exploring Industry and Entrepreneurship The world of work is changing fast; in some sectors, AR, AI and automation have already mechanised the work environment. New and different jobs are rapidly being created, generating fresh industry-related and entrepreneurial opportunities. Global crises have accelerated trends, causing many sectors to rethink their approaches to work.

This module provides you with an introduction to the changes being experienced, and the scope of real-world professional activities in relation to your course. Teaching will be delivered by your course team, led by subject experts, and tailored to reflect industry and entrepreneurship in your discipline.

You will develop an understanding of how changing local and global trends impact the current and future worlds of work. The focus will be on exploring your industry or sector and its future, with a view to informing your own potential career or entrepreneurial journey.

In this module, you will be supported by the experts in the Careers, Enterprise and Industry services and the university careers platform, Handshake.
Learning Perspectives This module will develop your curiosity around your chosen degree specialism and encourages you to become a collaborative, critical and reflective learner. You will explore different approaches and key debates around learning and develop skills essential for university study.   

Learning from key thinkers across cultures and time, you will examine core questions about how and why we learn the way we do. You will gain understanding through the distinct lens of your subject and by comparison and sharing of ideas with students from all degree areas.    

To evidence your learning journey, you will create responses to key questions on the areas of the module you find most relevant and inspiring. The skills, knowledge and approaches to learning you develop in this module will support your Regent’s journey and assist you in becoming an active part of your university community.  

Common Modules

In Year 1, you can choose a mix of London Perspectives, Global Perspectives and language modules – you'll need to take two in total from the lists below.
London Perspectives (Autumn Term) In the London Perspectives module, you will explore London through multiple perspectives including your own cultural background and degree discipline. Taking the city as a learning ground, you will learn about London with a historical and contemporary focus through your degree subject (for example business, arts, fashion and media) and interact with the cultures of London through their symbols and neighbourhoods to investigate their impact on London over time. Using teasers inspired by the city of London (for example, a 'Brick Lane' extract, a segment of a visual product, a music extract), you will consider what makes London a world city. You will go on field trips and visit relevant venues in mixed-group activities where you act as guides to your cultures and/or subject, thereby fostering collaborative learning. The module uses London to explore what may unite, rather than divide, our areas of study. Topics and trips include multicultural London, Roman London, financial London and London of fashion and music. ——— You can also choose a language module instead. Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level.
Global Perspectives (Spring Term) For Language modules, please refer to the list on the course page below. Through this module’s challenges you will complete a number of practical group tasks inspired by contemporary intercultural, political and social issues, and by the concept of global citizenship. You will work with peers to propose and present solutions to dilemmas and global issues. In the first half of the term, groups will be divided based on disciplines and courses of study; in the second half, you will re-group with students from other disciplines. Throughout the collaboration, you will be asked to reflect individually, and to evaluate the benefits and limitations of specific disciplinary approaches versus the potential for creative solutions when working with students across disciplines. ——— You can also choose a language module instead. Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level.
Language Modules
Languages (Grades 1-6) – available Autumn and Spring Choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level in every term.

Languages provide you with tools to understand and imagine new worlds and communicate with others. Learning a language opens the door to cultures beyond your own and allows you to bridge the gap between communities and build connections for your life and your career. 


At Regent’s, you will learn languages differently. You will learn in a highly practical way, in order to develop skills for authentic communication. At Regent’s, you will receive individual attention in a supportive atmosphere and learn through collaboration and innovative teaching methodologies.  

  

Whether you want to start learning a new language, develop existing proficiency or prepare yourself to study abroad, these modules will help you develop a multilingual identity.   
Advanced Language for Professionals (Grade 7)  – available Autumn or Spring If you want to work in international or multilingual environments and you already have a higher intermediate level of Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or Spanish, this module is for you.  

You will learn to apply your existing language skills to the workplace and acquire the practical and linguistic tools to connect, collaborate and communicate effectively in multicultural professional settings.  

Learning in small groups, you will gain knowledge of the countries where the language is spoken and of their work practices and will apply that knowledge to tasks that resemble those in the workplace. You will also develop job-specific linguistic and cross-cultural skills and explore contemporary forms of communication at professional levels. 

Immersed in a unique classroom environment that embodies Regent’s cosmopolitan character, you will experience individual attention in a supportive atmosphere, learn through innovative teaching methodologies and develop your multilingual professional identity. 

Business English: Professional Writing – available Autumn or Spring Every professional journey will benefit from enhanced writing skills allowing you to express yourself and persuade others.  Classes provide opportunities to create written texts (such as work emails, letters, proposals and reports) while developing understanding of writing as a process and how to adapt writing for diverse audiences and purposes. At the same time, you will also consider the impact of choices around tone, style, formality and other key language aspects.  

This module offers a memorable experience of professional writing, harnessing technology use (such as digital word lists, text analysers) and formative feedback, all within a supportive classroom atmosphere.  

As a result, you will be ready to apply what you learn to tasks on this module in your university course or career. You may only take this module once.
Business English/Advanced Business English  – available Autumn or Spring For every prospective 21st century professional, higher-level business English skills are indispensable.  

Whether you study acting or psychology, business or fashion design, this module will develop business English knowledge (grammar and vocabulary) and skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) at upper-intermediate and advanced levels, to enhance your fluency, persuasiveness and effectiveness as a global communicator.   You may only take these module once.

Classes provide opportunities to engage in motivating linguistic challenges (such as discussions, presentations and reports). You will select and introduce business topics of interest and enjoy multiple opportunities for formative feedback, all within a small group, supportive classroom atmosphere.   

The sessions will encourage you to reflect throughout, helping to improve confidence through tasks designed to showcase the full range of business English skills required for success in your future career.   

Advanced Spanish through Film (Grade 8)  – available Autumn or Spring Comics, films, social media posts...we live in a multimodal world where information is conveyed through combinations of visual, written, and spatial modes. If you already have a higher intermediate level of Spanish and wish to develop an ability to understand how images are created and ‘read’, this module is for you. Through close study of a range of films and television series produced in Latin America and Spain, you will enhance your understanding of the sociocultural reality of those countries. You will become familiar with the multimodal framework and apply it to the analysis of audio-visual texts. You will also acquire practical and linguistic tools to discuss and analyse in Spanish, and with a certain level of complexity, any audio-visual product. In addition to expanding on your existing linguistic skills, this module will help you develop new and highly valuable media literacies that can be easily transferred to your subject.

Year 2

Subject Core

Art History
Art in the Age of Revolution This module traces intellectual and cultural currents in France from the Enlightenment period in the eighteenth century through Revolution to the birth of Impressionism, encompassing Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism and early Modernism. You will also be introduced to British art of the eighteenth century, where you will explore how portraiture became the dominant genre. You will also look at nineteenth century British painting to study how the Industrial Revolution was both referenced and avoided in the art of the period, studying in detail works by Turner, Constable and the Pre-Raphaelites.
Interpreting Art In this module, you will explore a range of texts in order to develop your knowledge and understanding of how works of art have been written about in the past and are written about today in print and digital media. The module engages with the theories and methods used to examine art in order to develop your critical skills, communication skills and writing ability. On completing the module, you will be better able to distinguish between and critically evaluate various sources.
The Art Business This module will develop your critical analysis of the world in which art is consumed. It enables you to question the ways in which works are presented and marketed, in areas in which you might choose to grow your career. You will examine art fairs, auction houses, commercial galleries, private and corporate collecting as well as the topics of sustainability and retribution. You will visit galleries, collections and auction houses in London and learn through activities with industry speakers. The module provides you with the knowledge and analytical tools to understand the complex interactions between various aspects of the art business, in the contemporary context of globalisation.
In Year 2, you will also choose one of the following Experiencing Industry & Entrepreneurship modules:
Entrepreneurial Challenge Regent’s University London has been quoted as the UK university with the highest density of business founders. In this module, you will develop entrepreneurial thinking about how to grow your own or others’ entrepreneurial ideas.

You will have the freedom to choose between a range of entrepreneurial challenges and explore enterprise opportunities. In doing so, you will develop your own concepts and create an entrepreneurial plan. In collaboration with others, you will develop your entrepreneurial ideas through creative thinking, research and evaluation.

At the end of the module, you will pitch your idea, bringing your concepts closer to an exciting reality. If you have true ambitions to become a founder, the module will also prepare you to complete an individual entrepreneurial project in your final year.
Placement This placement module gives you the opportunity to experience industry and entrepreneurship in an external organisation. Through an immersive piece of work, either within or outside of your discipline, you will apply your knowledge and intellectual and practical skills to real life challenges to develop a critical appreciation of how an organisation operates and evolves.

These insights, skills and knowledge will not only prepare you for your next level of study, but they will also help you to build the attributes required to realise your future ambitions after graduation.
Industry Challenge In this module, you will experience the challenge and pace of the world of work through a real world or live project, chosen from a menu of industry scenarios. This will give you an insight into the culture, practices and commercial contexts of an industry, field or sector within which the project is situated.

The focus of this immersive experience will be on process, as you engage in team building, collaboration and project management, researching and testing concepts and presenting your concepts to address the industry challenge.

The module will support your personal and professional development so that, when you move into the final year of your course, you will be equipped to complete a significant individual project of your choice.
You can also choose to study a term abroad:
Read more about study abroad We support and encourage our full-time students to study abroad at one of our 60+ exchange partners: the possibilities for new experiences, adventure and personal & professional growth are endless. For more information, please contact [email protected]

Languages and Special Electives

Module Title
Special Elective 1 You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. Please note, not all electives will be offered every term, due to timetabling and other constraints. 
Special Elective 2 You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. Please note, not all electives will be offered every term, due to timetabling and other constraints. 
Special Elective 3 or a Language You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Please note, not all electives will be offered every term, due to timetabling and other constraints. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.
Special Elective 4 or a Language You can choose from: Creativity and Imagination; Being Human; Creating a Brand Identity; Why We Post: Social Media and Us; Financial Innovation and Technology; Photography Workshop; How to Think in a Post-Truth World; Understanding Human Rights; Literary London; Behind the Lens: Introduction to Media Production; Psychology of Emotions; London as Fashion Capital; Emerging Technologies: from Web3 to the Metaverse; Digital Design with Adobe Creative Suite; The Power of Language in Your Life; Business Ethics; Experiencing Theatre; Understanding the Global Art Market; Inspiring Your Audience; Future Cities Now. Please note, not all electives will be offered every term, due to timetabling and other constraints. — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.

Year 3

Subject Core

Art History
Twentieth Century Modernisms The module explores movements and practices in the twentieth century in relation to the broader concepts of Modernism. You will develop your critical and analytical skills as independent researchers and thinkers, gaining a good knowledge of relevant works in the context of historical, cultural, social and political factors. You will develop your understanding of cross-disciplinary issues relevant to Modernism, including gender and sexuality, colonialism, the ‘other’ and the self. We will focus on the spaces in which Modernist art was displayed and consumed, as well as how it has been written about.
Art and the Environment This module responds directly to our ongoing climate catastrophe, tracking art’s engagement with the natural world from the fifteenth century to the present. From Alberti’s window metaphor to current debates around the Anthropocene, the natural world has been central to art’s development within and beyond the west. As scholars question whether climate change has already crossed a threshold of irreparability, this course will introduce you to the different ways in which the natural world has framed the way meaning is constructed and communicated in the visual arts. Organised around a series of key historical moments, the module will convene a diverse ensemble of geographies, temporalties and discourses. Throughout the module, you will consider how the art you encounter threads together different bodies and practices of knowledge, and you will be encouraged to explore trans- and inter-disciplinary perspectives in your own studies.
Major Project l The Major Project is the culmination of your studies. You will study Major Project I in the first term of your final year and Major Project II in the second. Each module comprises 20 credits. Together, the two modules form one project.

The Major Project is a substantial piece of work, drawing on your discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning, together with your learning about industry and entrepreneurship. You will have the freedom to design a self-directed project that reflects your interests and career aspirations. You may also choose to relate your Major Project to work you’re completing on your other final year modules.

In Major Project I, you will start the term developing a proposal for your Major Project, supported by your tutors. Following your proposal, you will begin work on your Major Project, learning through individual or group supervision, workshops or studio practice, as appropriate to your project.
Major Project II Major Project II is the second Major Project module in your final year. Following the research and development you undertook in Major Project I, you will realise and complete your work in Major Project ll.

The Major Project is your opportunity to apply your discipline-specific and interdisciplinary learning, together with your learning around industry and/or entrepreneurship to a topic of your choice. Through the Major Project, you can realise your ambitions as you prepare to graduate with work that illustrates your aspirations.

You will learn through individual or group supervisions, workshops or studio practice, as appropriate to your project. You may also choose to relate your Major Project to the work you’re completing on your other final year modules.

If you are working on an entrepreneurial project for your Major Project, you may be able to join the Founders Programme, which supports students and graduates interested in starting their own business with tailored guidance, coaching, mentoring, and access to experiential bootcamps and live events.

Languages and Special Electives

Module Title
Special Elective 1 You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. Please note, not all electives will be offered every term, due to timetabling and other constraints. 
Special Elective 2 You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. Please note, not all electives will be offered every term, due to timetabling and other constraints. 
Special Elective 3 or a Language You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. Please note, not all electives will be offered every term, due to timetabling and other constraints.  — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.
Special Elective 4 or a Language You can choose from: Creative Futures; Essential Leadership Skills; Brand Me; Influencer Marketing Masterclass; The Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Revolution; How to Create a Social Enterprise; How to deal with Uncertainty; Understanding the Politics of Migration; Living Religions in London; Podcasting Masterclass; Exploring Sleep and Dreaming; Material Cultures and Sustainability; Understanding Artificial Intelligence; Professional Project Management; Introduction to Environmental Law; The Art of Data Storytelling; Cyber-psychology: Understanding Digital Behaviour; Decision-making Strategies Masterclass; Creative and Professional Writing Masterclass; Global Conflict and the Arts. Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list and module descriptions. Please note, not all electives will be offered every term, due to timetabling and other constraints.  — — — Or select a language module. You can choose between Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Business English – all languages are offered from beginner to advanced level. — — — Scroll to the top of the page to find a link to the complete list of Special Electives and Languages you can choose from.

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BA (Hons) Art History

Integrated Foundation option

You can also start this course from Year 1 – follow the link below to learn more about BA (Hons) Art History with Liberal Arts and Media Foundation.

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Giovanna Traversa
After graduating, Giovanna worked for the Judd Foundation, Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim and as an executive assistant to a prominent art advisor in New York. She's now co-founder of Hatch – a curatorial art platform, based in Paris. Giovanna Traversa, Co-Founder of Hatch, Art History alumna

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'Beyond establishing a strong foundation in art history, this course has empowered me to unite diverse interests in an unconventional manner. This aided my journey at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and paved the way for my current role at TEFAF.' Alina Arcari, Marketing Coordinator at The European Fine Art Foundation, Art History alumna

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Olivia Farhat
After graduating, Olivia co-founded LAS Art, an independent art advisory firm in Cairo and New York which helps young collectors and artists. She's also worked at Gagosian Gallery, The Armory Show and the non-profit, ArteEast. Olivia Farhat, Co-Founder of LAS Art, Art History alumna

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Martha Moskowitz
'Studying in London has afforded me access to some of the best art in the world. The connections I’ve made have opened my eyes to new careers and perspectives on art and its importance in society.’ Martha Moskowitz, Associate Editor at F. Schumacher & Co, Art History alumna

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