Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 17/09/2018
College College Arts and Law
School Lan, Cult, Art Hist & Music
Department Art Hist, Cur and Vis Studies
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.A. History of Art with Year Abroad Full-time
Programme Code 143D
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme To provide a programme that allows the history of art to be studied from a range of different perspectives.

To maintain an intellectually challenging, coherent and stimulating curriculum. To enhance students’ learning experiences by offering modules which are informed and invigorated by the research and publications undertaken by members of staff.

To provide a programme of increasing sophistication that enables students to tackle problems of growing complexity.

To instill in students an understanding of works of art seen in the original.

To develop a range of transferable skills in oral and written expression and communication, and in powers of self discipline and organisation.

To maintain a system of pastoral care and monitoring so as to encourage the best performances of our students.

To develop student expertise in the study, analysis and interpretation of visual and moving images in their historical and cultural contexts.

To give students the opportunity to become involved in the theoretical and practical concerns of a working art gallery through a variety of activities, and to engage with both the collection and its staff in a variety of ways.

The year abroad will provide students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the society and culture of a foreign country while gaining experience of a different academic environment and way of teaching. The year abroad also provides an opportunity for students to improve their existing language proficiency (where applicable) as well as enhancing their organisation and communication skills and their employability through a proven ability to succeed in a foreign setting.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) aspects of the art (and/or artefacts) of a range of geographical regions and/or chronological periods


2) a more concentrated knowledge of some of the above


3) a foundation in the cultural significance of artefacts


4) the material processes through which works of art (including paintings, prints, sculptures, films, videos, photographs, installations, performances) are made


5) the concepts, values and debates which inform study and practice in the subject area


6) a theoretical and practical understanding of galleries and their functions (for those who elect to take the optional Year 2 module ‘Inside the Gallery)


7) Demonstrate the ability to study relevant topics at an international institution and appreciate the difference between study in the UK and overseas.
1) lectures, seminars and oral presentations

2) lectures, seminars and oral presentations

3) seminars, oral presentations

4) study trips, seminars in the gallery, oral presentations and group work

5) lectures and seminars

6) study trips, gallery classes, Inside the Gallery seminars and group project sessions

7) Year abroad
1) first-year essays and examinations; second-year essays; final-year dissertation and examinations; oral presentations.

2) second-year essays, final-year dissertation, first and final-year examinations

3) first-year essays, second and final year essays

4) photograph questions in first- and final- year examinations, first- year Object and Medium 1 and 2 essays, oral presentations

5) second- and final- year essays, final- year dissertation, essay questions in first- and final- year examinations

6) Inside the Gallery group project

7) Assessed as required by host institution
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) 1) visual skills of observation, description, analysis and interpretation


2) historical skills, including an ability to use appropriate methods for locating, assessing and interpreting primary sources (both visual and textual)


3) ability to produce logical and structured arguments supported by relevant evidence


4) ability to appraise critically other people’s arguments


5) ability to synthesise, summarise and analyse the arguments of others


6) the ability to apply generic, practical and interpersonal skills to living and studying abroad


7) To develop a range of marketable skills including problem solving, communication, patience and perseverance, determination, self-motivation, analytical and study skills through direct interactions with society and institutions in another country.
1) Lectures, seminars, gallery classes, study trips

2) seminars, dissertation supervision, information retrieval skills training in second year

3) seminars, dissertation supervision

4) seminars, group work

5) Seminars, dissertation supervision

6) Year abroad.

7) Year abroad
1) oral presentations, photo questions in first- and final- year examinations, essays

2) dissertation, first, second and final year essays, first- and final-year examinations

3) oral presentations, essays, dissertation

4) essays, dissertation, Inside the Gallery (optional Year 2 module) group project presentation, oral presentations

5) essays, oral presentations, essay questions in final- year examinations, dissertation

6) Assessed as required by host institution

7) Assessed as required by host institution