This page gives information about the types of degrees and areas of study offered in History of Art.
All periods of art, from medieval times to contemporary art are studied at undergraduate level. Our courses explore visual culture from a global perspective while offering a firm foundation in the history of European art from the early middle age to the present day.
Classes are taught by internationally recognized scholars and take advantage of Edinburgh's national galleries, museums, libraries and thriving contemporary art scene.
History of Art at Edinburgh enjoys the benefits of the numerous libraries and museums of a capital city. We are a vibrant subject area that participates in and hosts a vast range of events and exhibitions.
The quality of the educational provision in History of Art at Edinburgh was of the highest possible standard across the whole range of the courses and options available. The joint honours courses continued to stand out, both in terms of the breadth of choices and combinations of subjects, and in terms of quality of work produced.
Our undergraduate programme includes independent projects, which give students the opportunity to work and research within the galleries, museums and historic collections in the city and surrounding areas.
We offer a number of programmes of study at undergraduate level
History of Art courses can also be taken by students studying on other degree programmes.
For students on the Fine Art programme, theoretical study will be undertaken in the department of History of Art, whereas practical study will take place within the subject area of Art.
History of Art also has extensive links, including joint degree options, with Architectural History.
This article was published on Aug 29, 2012