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About

The Art History and Theory course offered by the University of Essex consists of eight modules at 3rd-year undergraduate level (up to two of these can be at 2nd-year level). You must complete the appropriate coursework and examinations, and can also write a project on a topic of your choice if this is agreed with your course director.

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Overview

The Art History and Theory  course is offered by the University of Essex .

At Essex, you have the freedom to study what most interests you. Some of the topics you may choose to explore include the history of photography; modern and contemporary art; curatorial practice and exhibition design; as well as more vernacular forms of visual culture, such as body art and activist placards.

Regardless of the topics you pursue, we are committed to research-based teaching, with a particular emphasis on bringing the approaches of art history into contact with other disciplines and discourses. In so doing, we seek to facilitate a critical engagement with artworks and forms of visual culture, both within and beyond the traditional canons of art history.

Your future

The visual arts and culture industries have become an increasingly significant part of the national and international economy, and art history graduates leave Essex with the skills to take advantage of this growing opportunity.

Graduates from our programmes are ideally prepared for roles in the media, in advertising, in museums and galleries, in education (in schools, universities, and cultural institutions), as conservators, as auctioneers, dealers and antiques specialists, in charities, in publishing, as specialist arts lawyers, as PR agents, in fashion, or to run their own galleries.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of roles including:

  • A member of the valuation team at Sotheby’s (New York)
  • Head of Learning at firstsite (a contemporary arts centre in Colchester)
  • Visual Merchandising Manager at John Lewis (Oxford Street, London)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Art in Latin America

  • Digital Heritage and Museums

  • Contemporary Art: 1980 to the Present

  • Photography in History

  • Art and Nature

  • Visualising Bodies

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A degree with an overall 2.2.

  • We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13028 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13028 GBP per year during 9 months.
  • National

    6072 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6072 GBP per year during 9 months.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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