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Richmond, The American International University in London

Art History & Visual Culture

UCAS Code: 4A36

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time | 2019

**Critical ideas and an innovative approach play a big role in our BA Art History & Visual Culture programme, perfect for those who want to work in the arts or creative world or go on to do postgraduate study.**

You’ll be taken on a fascinating creative journey, beginning in the first year with an exploration of photography, media and communications and world cultural history. Rooted in the American liberal arts tradition, at Richmond you’ll experience a broad range of subjects, from Scientific Reasoning to Creative Expression, all of which will hone your critical thinking.

The second year will focus on how art changes across cultures, and its impact on our economy, health and wellbeing, society and education, setting the visual arts in their wider cultural and political contexts. Our introduction to visual culture will enable you to explore everything from the history and theory of painting and sculpture to print, photography, film, advertising and fashion, developing your communication and research skills.

London becomes the second classroom in year three, as you’ll explore a variety of arts and visual cultures, from pre-history to the present, in the world- leading museums and art galleries which are on the doorstep. Field trips to art centres in the UK and abroad will extend your perspective.

Themes in Contemporary US Art, Cultural Theory, History of Design and Working in the Art World are all core topics in the second half of this programme.

Take your pick from some exciting electives which include Questioning Renaissance Art, Fashion and Media, Film in the Americas and Art in Prehistoric Europe.

We’re proud to offer a strong element of professional practice in this programme, through our teaching approach and our emphasis on the importance of gaining practical experience. The course Working in the Art World explores the creative and cultural industries in London and an internship is offered within a leading arts or creative organisation, to improve your employability after graduation.

As with all of our programmes at Richmond, you’ll be able to study one programme and gain two degrees, one from the UK and one from the US.

**Top 5 Reasons To Study This Programme:**
- Explore the history and contemporary contexts of art and design across cultures while using London as your base

- Gain fascinating insights into the latest debates within art history and visual culture through a faculty which is very active in research

- Experience original artworks and collections in London’s museums and galleries first hand, gaining valuable skills in observing and interpreting works of art within their historical and cultural contexts

- Benefit from the field trips not only in London, but to other British sites as well as key European art centres

- Develop networks in the global art world and cultural industries through the programme and via the integrated internship, boosting your career options

**Career Paths**
Barons Court Theatre, Boston Ballet, Christies, Vogue Magazine Graduate School, V&A Museum

Modules

We offer 4-year Liberal Arts and Business BA degrees. Students entering with A levels or other level 3 qualifications usually gain exemptions from courses in the Richmond Core Curriculum which can mean that you should be able to complete your degree in less than four academic years. The interdisciplinary Liberal Arts approach offers not just breadth but also depth of study and encourages students to make sounds judgements and think independently. A Liberal Arts education is one which encourages you to explore a wide range of subjects and programmes. It reaches across disciplines, building connections between different academic areas such as literature, science, mathematics, writing, business and psychology. Upon entry to Richmond University all students study the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum before specialising in their chosen field.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

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