Programme And Module Handbook
 
Programme Specification


Date Specification Approved 09/10/2019
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 Semester Abroad Full-time
Programme Code 320A
Delivery Location Campus
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 3 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.
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:
aspects of the art (and/or artefacts) of a range of geographical regions and/or chronological periods
a more concentrated knowledge of some of the above
a foundation in the cultural significance of artefacts
the material processes through which works of art (including paintings, prints, sculptures, films, videos, photographs, installations, performances) are made.
the concepts, values and debates which inform study and practice in the subject area
a theoretical and practical understanding of galleries and their functions (for those who elect to take the optional Year 2 module ‘Inside the Gallery)
study trips, seminars in the gallery, oral presentations and group work; lectures and seminars; oral presentations
First-year essays and examinations; second-year essays; final-year dissertation and examinations; oral presentations; photograph questions in first- and final- year examinations, first- year Object and Medium 1 and 2; inside the Gallery group project
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:
visual skills of observation, description, analysis and interpretation
historical skills, including an ability to use appropriate methods for locating, assessing and interpreting primary sources (both visual and textual)
ability to produce logical and structured arguments supported by relevant evidence
ability to appraise critically other people’s arguments
ability to synthesise, summarise and analyse the arguments of others
Lectures, seminars, gallery classes, study trips; dissertation supervision, information retrieval skills training in second year; group work; dissertation supervision.
essays, oral presentations, essay questions in final- year examinations, dissertation