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History of Art

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

History of Art research at Aberdeen was ranked top in Scotland for its impact and second in the UK, in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework.

You will gain extensive specialised knowledge of the evolution of painting, sculpture, buildings and the decorative arts in Europe and North American art from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

You will study in buildings centuries old, yet with the most modern teaching and technology, inspired by teachers and researchers whose specialist areas range from Pictish art, medieval architecture, Italian Baroque painting, early modern prints and Scottish and British painting from the 17th to 20th centuries.

As a graduate, you will be ideally placed to pursue a career in the art gallery and museum sectors, arts education, auction houses, publishing and journalism, fine art conservation, or postgraduate study. Recent graduates are working for Christie’s London, Sotheby's in Zurich, the Weiss Gallery in London, Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney and the McManus Gallery in Dundee. You will acquire transferable skills including teamwork, time management, personal initiative and highly developed enquiry, analytical and presentational skills ideally suited to a range of careers.

You will enjoy all the benefits of our friendly and vibrant international community, on our beautiful campus with its own extensive art collections, great facilities for learning, sports and leisure and many opportunities to develop the extra skills to boost your employability, including broadening your horizons through study abroad.

History of Art research at Aberdeen was ranked top in Scotland for its impact and second in the UK, in the latest UK Research Excellence Framework. You will gain extensive specialised knowledge of the evolution of painting, sculpture, buildings and the decorative arts in Europe and North American art from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. You will study in buildings...

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Course Content

History of Art at Aberdeen explores the artistic disciplines in Western and Eastern Europe, with the option to study North American art. The programme offers a holistic exploration of the evolution of painting, architecture and sculpture up until the present day. You will develop an in-depth understanding of art movements and will develop advanced analytical skills by studying topics such as Classical Greek art, 19th-century photography in Britain and Scottish painting.

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Introduction to Art History (HA1004) - 15 Credit Points

Modern Art (HA1508) - 30 Credit Points

Academic Writing for Divinity, History & Philosophy (AW1007)

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select further courses of choice to make up 120 credit points.

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Cathedrals to Caravaggio (HA2009) - 30 Credit Points

Making Masterpieces: Six Works in Context (HA2509) - 15 Credit Points

In the Flesh: Art on Location (HA2806) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select further courses of choice to make up 120 credit points.

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Fieldwork 1 (HA3088)

Critical Perspectives in the History of Art (HA3079) - 30 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select 90 credit points of which at least 60 must be from level 3 History of Art courses.

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Fieldwork 2 (HA408A) - 30 Credit Points

History of Art Dissertation (HA4588) - 30 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select 60 further credit points of honours level History of Art courses to include at least 30 at level 4.

History of Art at Aberdeen explores the artistic disciplines in Western and Eastern Europe, with the option to study North American art. The programme offers a holistic exploration of the evolution of painting, architecture and sculpture up until the present day. You will develop an in-depth understanding of art movements and will develop advanced analytical skills by studying topics such as...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

King's College Aberdeen

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course.
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course.
  • Written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course. Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course. Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
100%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
100% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
92% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
83% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
100% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
75% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
67% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
83% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
67% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
100% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
100% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
92% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
92% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
83% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
92% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
100% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
67% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
83% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
83% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
92% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
100% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
73% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
42% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
25% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points96

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

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