In their first year of study, the majority of our students must take the History of Art 1 course.
History of Art 1 examines the visual arts from 300-1700.
Semester 1 focuses upon European and Islamic material culture from the time of Constantine, the 4th century, to the days of Giotto, the 14th century. Lectures include geographical areas ranging from Rome and Ireland to Baghdad and the borders of China. Classes at the end of the semester consider the methods and concepts especially relevant to this material.
Semester 2 focuses on European material culture - from the illuminated manuscripts of the Limbourg brothers, to the sculptures of Michelangelo or the paintings of Rubens - and examines the relationship between society and the arts in a period of religious, political and social ferment. Classes at the end of the semester consider the methods and concepts especially relevant to this material.
With the exception of visiting students, all students must take both semesters of the course.
For further information about the first year of study, including details of assessment and weekly lecture information about the History of Art 1 course, please refer to the History of Art year 1 handbook.
For more extensive information about History of Art 1 please see the Handbook for 2012-13.
Single honours MA students must, in addition to History of Art 1, take the Architectural History 1 course, and one option course.
Joint honours MA students must, in addition to History of Art 1, take the compulsory year 1 course in their other subject area, and one option course.
This article was published on Oct 11, 2012