University of Buckingham History of Art

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University of Buckingham History of Art

University of Buckingham History of Art

Department of History of Art and Heritage Studies

History of Art and Heritage Studies is part of Buckingham’s School of Humanities. You will be joining a lively community of British and international students in different subjects and schools including English, History, Modern Languages, International Studies, Law, Management, and Psychology.

The School of Humanities welcomes recent school-leavers as well as those returning to higher education.

Like all the University’s departments, History of Art and Heritage Studies has a strong commitment to teaching and learning excellence.

The staff are experts in their subjects and experienced university lecturers and teachers

school-of-athensWith small classes, seminar groups and tutorials students are encouraged from the beginning to develop their own ideas and knowledge by learning interactively, guided by their tutors to discover the richness of the subject, to acquire new skills and to realise their potential.

Your education should be enabling and enriching. We believe strongly that your university education is a joint enterprise of discovery in which students and staff are partners

Links with museums, galleries and the creative industries

The Department of History of Art and Heritage Studies is committed to developing links with museums, galleries and the creative industries in specialist areas such as arts journalism and publishing to help its students make future career choices.

A pathway to a career in the art world

The University of Buckingham has an excellent record of graduate employability and one of the highest in the country.

Studying history of art at the University of Buckingham is an excellent preparation for any of the professions which look for graduates with good research, analysis and writing skills.

Excellent record of graduate employability

The University’s careers advisers will be valuable for entering the jobs market or preparing for graduate training courses and entry schemes.

If you are looking to get ahead with a good qualification, Buckingham’s distinctive two-year BA Honours programmes can offer a stimulating and inspiring experience with a Department that values what you can bring to its learning environment.

Postgraduate degrees

There is also a taught MA course in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors, and an MA offered with the National Gallery in The Art Market and the History of Collecting.

Contact History of Art:

MA in the History of Art: Renaissance to Modernism

Entry requirements: First or second class honours degree or relevant experience
Full or Part-time: Full-time, Part-time

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The University of Buckingham has introduced a one-year MA by research in the History of Art: Renaissance to Modernism.

This groundbreaking programme is London-based and directed by the art historian Michael Prodger. The course will be supplemented by a series of ten guest seminars presented by an internationally distinguished group of art historians, artists and gallerists.

The seminars will be held at the Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4ER (a 5-minute walk from Bond Street Tube Station and 10 from Oxford Circus and Green Park – directions).

Each seminar (approximately 70 minutes, beginning at 18:30) is followed by a post-seminar dinner in a private room, for those who wish to attend, where there will be an opportunity to continue the seminar discussion in an informal environment. The cost of the post-seminar dinners is included in the tuition fees.

The dates and speakers for the 2016-17 seminars are:

  • Tuesday 4 October 2016: Research Seminar (no dinner)
  • Tuesday 11 October 2016: Martin Gayford on the Renaissance
  • Wednesday 26 October 2016: Professor Martin Kemp (Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford) on Leonardo and Michelangelo
  • Tuesday 8 November 2016: Helen Langdon (author of Caravaggio: A Life) on the Baroque
  • Thursday 24 November 2016: Dr Xavier Bray (Director, Wallace Collection) on the Spanish Golden Age
  • Tuesday 13 December 2016: Andrew Graham-Dixon (art historian and broadcaster) on Caravaggio
  • Thursday 12 January 2017: Professor Robin Simon (art historian and critic) on the British long 18th century
  • Wednesday 25 January 2017: Michael Prodger on Neoclassicism and Romanticism
  • Wednesday 8 February 2017: MaryAnne Stevens (Curator and former Director of Academic Affairs at the Royal Academy) on French 19th-century painting
  • Tuesday 21 February 2017: Professor Richard Cork (art historian, editor and broadcaster) on First World War Art and Avant Garde Movements
  • Thursday 9 March 2017: Kathleen Soriano (curator and broadcaster) on late 20th-century art and its movements

Associate students

For those who wishing to attend the evening research seminar programme, but unable to devote the time to research, there is the option of becoming an Associate Student. This status will enable the student to attend the ten research seminars and dinners and to take a full part in the seminar and dinner discussions, but does not require the submission of written work. Associate Students are not registered for, and do not receive, the MA degree.

For further details contact:
Humanities Research Admissions on +44 (0)1280 827514