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Art & Design History

Duration: 3 Years

Overview

Hear from one of our students about studying Art and Design History at Liverpool Hope.

The curriculum will address key developments in art and design history from Antiquity to the present day, with a strong focus on early modern, modern and contemporary art. Through an exploration of art and design movements, styles and practices, as well as methodologies and theoretical frameworks, you will develop a historical awareness of the visual arts and an understanding of Art and Design History as a discipline. Art & Design History is an exciting discipline which encompasses the study of visual artefacts, museum and gallery practice and the production and circulation of meaning around art and design.

Theoretical lectures and seminars provide a wider framework from which to evaluate and analyse the history and theory of Art & Design, as well as the discourses informing contemporary art practice. Historical and critical study runs throughout the discipline with the aim of encouraging debate, understanding, intellectual confidence and analytical expression in the history, philosophy and criticism. Your tutors’ specialisms range from the medieval to the contemporary period and you will also engage with the field of museum studies and curatorial practices. The curriculum will also make full use of the wealth of relevant sites in Liverpool, as well as Liverpool Hope’s partnerships, for example with Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial.

Why choose this subject?

Art & Design History is the ideal subject for anyone interested in historic and contemporary art and design, museums and galleries, how and why art has been produced, how meanings around art have been created and circulated and how art and design can be interpreted through a range of critical methods.

  • 90% of students were satisfied overall with Art and Design at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • You will study Art and Design History from Antiquity through to the present day
  • The Department of Fine and Applied Arts has formal partnerships with Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool
  • The University’s own Cornerstone Gallery is home to visiting and student exhibitions and events
  • You will normally have the opportunity to participate in an annual overseas arts-based fieldtrip

 

Subject Leaflets

Read more about studying Art and Design History at Liverpool Hope in our Art and Design History Subject Guides.

‌ 

Art and Design History Subject Guide 2016

Art & Design History Subject Guide 2017

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1:

  • Themes and Issues in Art and Design History (part 1 and 2)

This element will be the starting point of a lecture and seminar series that will address major themes and issues surrounding the production of Art and Design works from Antiquity to the present day. Themes and Issues in Art and Design History 1 will begin with exploring Greek and Roman Art and chronologically move on to the Middle Ages discussing medieval painting and sculpture as well as illuminated manuscripts. Art and Design History 2 will begin with exploring Renaissance Art in the North and the South and move chronologically on to the 19th century and finish with examining the beginnings of Modernity.

  • Art and Design History: Close Up Lecture

Most Close Up lectures will be based on the Themes and Issues in Art and Design History 1 and 2 lectures. They will offer the opportunity to look at a very specific aspect in more detail. This could be a specific artist or art work, making a connection of the Themes and Issues lecture topic to a different period that shows certain parallels, it could be visual material such as films or video clips.

  • Art and Design: Historical and Contemporary Practices

This element will address art and design in relation to the development of the industrial and post-industrial city, with particular reference to Liverpool and the North West of England. Liverpool’s dynamic history, its architecture and infrastructure will be a key focus, but the course also examines how artists and designers have responded to this history and used it as a foundation for their work and ideas. Key terms such as industrialism, post-industrialism and gentrification will be discussed. The element responds to contemporary practice across the range of Fine Art and Design disciplines through a series of contributions from practitioners, theorists and historians. It will in addition, through study visits, consider how contemporary practice is displayed in the context of the museum and gallery.

 Level 2:

  • Themes and Issues in Art and Design History (part3)

This element is the continuation of the Themes and Issues in Art and Design History lecture and seminar series that started in Level 1. Now that you have studied Art and Design History from Antiquity to late 19th century, we will look at Art and Design and connected theoretical frame works from the late 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

  • Special Topic

A lecture and seminar series based on tutors’ specialist areas (e.g. Propaganda Art, Realism in Art or Narratives of Production, from the division of labour to contemporary craftivism).

  • Professional Practice for Art and Design History

This lecture introduces students to basic aspects of exhibition planning, project management and fundraising. The practical components will take place in the seminar and are largely self-directed. Students will be encouraged to establish an autonomous method of inquiry over the course leading to a year-group exhibition at the end of the academic year

  • Special Study Proposal

The Special Study Element provides students with the opportunity to submit a professionally presented and in-depth study that further develops and strengthens: subject knowledge, research skills, critical analysis and written communication skills.

It allows students to work independently and in depth on a chosen subject relating to Fine and Applied Arts, which must be discussed and agreed with the supervising tutor.

 Level 3:

  • Professional Practice for Art and Design History
  • Aesthetics

This course offers the opportunity to study some of the key aesthetic concepts which affect the making and understanding of art and design. The study of aesthetics is fascinating and challenging. It offers insights into the reasons why artists and designers make what they do and what we, as viewers, feel when we look at their work. . Through intensive study of these concepts, students will be introduced to a wide range of writers and philosophers of art, design and wider culture, spanning centuries of Western history.

  • Critical Writing

This course offers the opportunity to reflect on interpretations of art and design practice through a study of the critical discourse surrounding those practices. The course encourages students to critically analyse critical texts relating to art and design practice, focusing on the five key formats of: writing about practice; interviews; criticism; writing about installation; and exhibition reviews. It also encourages students to engage closely with their own art and design practice, connecting the making of art and design with analytical critique.

  • Advanced Museum and Gallery Theory

This element is structured as a series of lectures given by a diverse range of visiting speakers and complemented with a programme of theoretical lectures. It is aimed at all art and design history students, providing a breadth of content which is cross disciplinary and which encourages ideation (the formation of ideas and concepts) and celebrates innovative practice.

The lectures are designed to encourage an exploration of the ways in which the art and design gallery is implicated in constructions of meaning of an artwork or artefact and students will develop the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to ‘readings’ of visual images and objects in relation to specific locations.

  • Special Study 

Development of the Special Study Proposal into a 5,000 word thesis.

You may also be interested in...

Creative and Performing Arts

Design

Fine Art

History

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Art and Design History is a combined honours subject. It can be studied with the following subjects. All course combinations result in a BA Hons degree. 

Art & Design History and Business Management

UCAS code NV32

Art & Design History and Creative Writing

UCAS code A678

Art & Design History and Drama & Theatre Studies UCAS code VW34
Art & Design History and Early Childhood UCAS code VC39
Art & Design History and Education UCAS code VX33
Art & Design History and Film & Visual Culture  UCAS code A778
Art & Design History and Media & Communication UCAS code VP33
Art & Design History and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code V3V5
Art & Design History and Psychology UCAS code VC38

 

Employability

Graduates in Art and Design History work in galleries and museums, academia, the heritage and cultural industries, community work, the media, publishing, marketing, advertising, education and the commercial arts sector.

Skills developed studying Art and Design History such as visual analysis, critical awareness and interpretation, working with complex theoretical concepts and independent thinking will open up a wide range of career opportunities. You will also have the chance to follow a postgraduate programme such as our Masters in Art History and Curating.

Overview

Hear from one of our students about studying Art and Design History at Liverpool Hope.

The curriculum will address key developments in art and design history from Antiquity to the present day, with a strong focus on early modern, modern and contemporary art. Through an exploration of art and design movements, styles and practices, as well as methodologies and theoretical frameworks, you will develop a historical awareness of the visual arts and an understanding of Art and Design History as a discipline. Art & Design History is an exciting discipline which encompasses the study of visual artefacts, museum and gallery practice and the production and circulation of meaning around art and design.

Theoretical lectures and seminars provide a wider framework from which to evaluate and analyse the history and theory of Art & Design, as well as the discourses informing contemporary art practice. Historical and critical study runs throughout the discipline with the aim of encouraging debate, understanding, intellectual confidence and analytical expression in the history, philosophy and criticism. Your tutors’ specialisms range from the medieval to the contemporary period and you will also engage with the field of museum studies and curatorial practices. The curriculum will also make full use of the wealth of relevant sites in Liverpool, as well as Liverpool Hope’s partnerships, for example with Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial.

Why choose this subject?

Art & Design History is the ideal subject for anyone interested in historic and contemporary art and design, museums and galleries, how and why art has been produced, how meanings around art have been created and circulated and how art and design can be interpreted through a range of critical methods.

  • 90% of students were satisfied overall with Art and Design at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
  • You will study Art and Design History from Antiquity through to the present day
  • The Department of Fine and Applied Arts has formal partnerships with Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool
  • The University’s own Cornerstone Gallery is home to visiting and student exhibitions and events
  • You will normally have the opportunity to participate in an annual overseas arts-based fieldtrip

 

Subject Leaflets

Read more about studying Art and Design History at Liverpool Hope in our Art and Design History Subject Guides.

‌ 

Art and Design History Subject Guide 2016

Art & Design History Subject Guide 2017

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1:

  • Themes and Issues in Art and Design History (part 1 and 2)

This element will be the starting point of a lecture and seminar series that will address major themes and issues surrounding the production of Art and Design works from Antiquity to the present day. Themes and Issues in Art and Design History 1 will begin with exploring Greek and Roman Art and chronologically move on to the Middle Ages discussing medieval painting and sculpture as well as illuminated manuscripts. Art and Design History 2 will begin with exploring Renaissance Art in the North and the South and move chronologically on to the 19th century and finish with examining the beginnings of Modernity.

  • Art and Design History: Close Up Lecture

Most Close Up lectures will be based on the Themes and Issues in Art and Design History 1 and 2 lectures. They will offer the opportunity to look at a very specific aspect in more detail. This could be a specific artist or art work, making a connection of the Themes and Issues lecture topic to a different period that shows certain parallels, it could be visual material such as films or video clips.

  • Art and Design: Historical and Contemporary Practices

This element will address art and design in relation to the development of the industrial and post-industrial city, with particular reference to Liverpool and the North West of England. Liverpool’s dynamic history, its architecture and infrastructure will be a key focus, but the course also examines how artists and designers have responded to this history and used it as a foundation for their work and ideas. Key terms such as industrialism, post-industrialism and gentrification will be discussed. The element responds to contemporary practice across the range of Fine Art and Design disciplines through a series of contributions from practitioners, theorists and historians. It will in addition, through study visits, consider how contemporary practice is displayed in the context of the museum and gallery.

 Level 2:

  • Themes and Issues in Art and Design History (part3)

This element is the continuation of the Themes and Issues in Art and Design History lecture and seminar series that started in Level 1. Now that you have studied Art and Design History from Antiquity to late 19th century, we will look at Art and Design and connected theoretical frame works from the late 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

  • Special Topic

A lecture and seminar series based on tutors’ specialist areas (e.g. Propaganda Art, Realism in Art or Narratives of Production, from the division of labour to contemporary craftivism).

  • Professional Practice for Art and Design History

This lecture introduces students to basic aspects of exhibition planning, project management and fundraising. The practical components will take place in the seminar and are largely self-directed. Students will be encouraged to establish an autonomous method of inquiry over the course leading to a year-group exhibition at the end of the academic year

  • Special Study Proposal

The Special Study Element provides students with the opportunity to submit a professionally presented and in-depth study that further develops and strengthens: subject knowledge, research skills, critical analysis and written communication skills.

It allows students to work independently and in depth on a chosen subject relating to Fine and Applied Arts, which must be discussed and agreed with the supervising tutor.

 Level 3:

  • Professional Practice for Art and Design History
  • Aesthetics

This course offers the opportunity to study some of the key aesthetic concepts which affect the making and understanding of art and design. The study of aesthetics is fascinating and challenging. It offers insights into the reasons why artists and designers make what they do and what we, as viewers, feel when we look at their work. . Through intensive study of these concepts, students will be introduced to a wide range of writers and philosophers of art, design and wider culture, spanning centuries of Western history.

  • Critical Writing

This course offers the opportunity to reflect on interpretations of art and design practice through a study of the critical discourse surrounding those practices. The course encourages students to critically analyse critical texts relating to art and design practice, focusing on the five key formats of: writing about practice; interviews; criticism; writing about installation; and exhibition reviews. It also encourages students to engage closely with their own art and design practice, connecting the making of art and design with analytical critique.

  • Advanced Museum and Gallery Theory

This element is structured as a series of lectures given by a diverse range of visiting speakers and complemented with a programme of theoretical lectures. It is aimed at all art and design history students, providing a breadth of content which is cross disciplinary and which encourages ideation (the formation of ideas and concepts) and celebrates innovative practice.

The lectures are designed to encourage an exploration of the ways in which the art and design gallery is implicated in constructions of meaning of an artwork or artefact and students will develop the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to ‘readings’ of visual images and objects in relation to specific locations.

  • Special Study 

Development of the Special Study Proposal into a 5,000 word thesis.

You may also be interested in...

Creative and Performing Arts

Design

Fine Art

History

Entry Requirements

2016 Entry Requirements

For further information please contact the Clearing hotline on 0151 291 3899.

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Art and Design History is a combined honours subject. It can be studied with the following subjects. All course combinations result in a BA Hons degree. 

Art & Design History and Business Management

UCAS code NV32

Art & Design History and Creative Writing

UCAS code A678

Art & Design History and Drama & Theatre Studies UCAS code VW34
Art & Design History and Early Childhood UCAS code VC39
Art & Design History and Education UCAS code VX33
Art & Design History and Film & Visual Culture  UCAS code A778
Art & Design History and Media & Communication UCAS code VP33
Art & Design History and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code V3V5
Art & Design History and Psychology UCAS code VC38

 

Employability

Graduates in Art and Design History work in galleries and museums, academia, the heritage and cultural industries, community work, the media, publishing, marketing, advertising, education and the commercial arts sector.

Skills developed studying Art and Design History such as visual analysis, critical awareness and interpretation, working with complex theoretical concepts and independent thinking will open up a wide range of career opportunities. You will also have the chance to follow a postgraduate programme such as our Masters in Art History and Curating.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Dr Kathrin Wagner
 
+44 (0) 151 291 3679

Department: Fine and Applied Art

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