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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

History of Art

Birkbeck, University of London

12 months
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5340 GBP/year
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History of art is a rich and dynamic discipline, combining the rigorous investigation of the visual arts with the creative exploration of their connections to culture, politics and society. Postgraduate study in History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London trains you at a high level in looking at, thinking about and researching art and its histories.

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Overview

The Postgraduate Certificate in History of Art programme at Birkbeck, University of London  exposes you to key art historical approaches, and allows you to focus in depth on an area and period of particular interest to you, in early or modern (including contemporary) periods, through one taught option module (see an indicative list of modules under 'Course structure' below). 

The course develops your visual acuity and your understanding of art's histories, while stimulating critical debate and stretching your research skills. In addition to independent written work, you will take part in group discussion, give oral presentations and engage with the Department of History of Art's research culture.

This course offers you the opportunity to study with internationally recognised experts. Our teaching staff are defining the field, conducting ground-breaking research in periods from medieval to contemporary, focusing on painting, sculpture, print culture, architecture, photography, digital art and museology. 

You will work closely with our staff while also benefiting from our diverse and vibrant student body of all ages and backgrounds. The teaching programme is enriched by museum and site visits, visiting speakers, screenings and opportunities to get involved as volunteers in research and community outreach activities.

This course comprises two of the modules from the corresponding MA programme. It is ideal if you are interested in studying history of art at postgraduate level for personal or professional reasons, but you don't want to commit to a full MA. This flexible part-time evening study course allows you to explore your passion for the history of art and you can go on to complete our Postgraduate Diploma or MA History of Art, if you wish.

Careers and Employability

Graduates can pursue careers in the creative arts, media and education. Possible professions include museum/gallery curator, arts administrator, or advertising account executive. This degree may also be useful in becoming a community arts worker, multimedia specialist, or higher education lecturer.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Frameworks: Histories and Theories of Art, Architecture, Photography
  • Art and Devotion in Fifteenth-Century Italy
  • Art and Identity: 'Race', Ideology, Culture
  • Art and War 1814-2004
  • Art in the Age of Giotto: evidence and interpretation
  • Curating Difficult Histories: Museums, Exhibitions, Art Activism

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in a relevant subject or equivalent (for example, professional experience).

  • Applications are reviewed on their individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

Tuition Fee

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    5340 GBP/year
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    2940 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2940 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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