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University of East Anglia UEA

History of Art and Literature

UCAS Code: VQ32

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including an English Literature related subject

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

Including an English Literature module at level 3. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways may be acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information

To include an English Literature related subject. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including grade 5 or above in Higher Level English. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Accepted alongside Grade B in an English Literature related A level. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

Including an English Literature related subject.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

including an English Literature related subject.

UCAS Tariff

128-153

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100%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

History of art

**About This Course**

Study word and image in unison and gain a deeper understanding of the intertwined histories of art and literature. You’ll encounter the most important periods and movements of European, British and American art and literature. At the same time you’ll broaden your horizons by exploring the arts of other cultures, including those of the Pacific, Africa and the Americas.

On this course you’ll benefit from the expertise of both the department of Art History and World Art Studies and the world-leading School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. You will explore the intimate relationships forged between artistic movements both literary and visual, from the strong links between literature and church architecture of the medieval period to the literary impressionism of the modernist period, to experimentation with word and image in postmodernity.

**Overview**

You’ll be equipped with key skills in imaginative understanding, critical thinking, and confident communication. You’ll expand and deepen your understanding of texts and artworks from a uniquely wide array of contexts while developing your intellectual and professional skills via your interaction with outstanding academics in both literature and history of art.

You’ll establish firm foundations in both disciplines through your engagement with different documents and sources. At the same time you’ll encounter works of art at first hand in the collections of the internationally recognised Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, which includes works of modern European art and also outstanding works from Africa, Asia and the Americas.

In your second and third years you’ll select from a range of optional modules in order to pursue your own interests in more depth. This will enable you, for example, to explore the medieval period through texts such as Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and through monuments such as the great cathedrals, including, of course, those of Norwich and Canterbury. Or you might choose to examine the 20th century through the history of modernist texts and modernist art, by studying movements such as Surrealism.

As you progress through the course, you’ll be encouraged to engage with different methods and approaches and to develop informed views of your own. You will consolidate your independence as a scholar through the completion of a research dissertation in your final year.

This course is delivered by UEA’s world-leading department of Art History and World Art Studies. Our main areas of research are the history of art and architecture in Europe and North America; the arts of Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America; the archaeology and anthropology of art; and museum studies and cultural heritage.

We are part of a close network of internationally renowned centres for the study and display of art: the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, the Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

Norwich is England's first UNESCO City of Literature and it boasts a vibrant literary community. Great literature has been produced here from the 14th century, when Julian of Norwich became the first woman to write a book in English, right up to 20th and 21st century work by UEA graduates like Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro, Booker Prize winner Ian McEwan and Costa Award winning author Emma Healey.

UEA’s School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is famed for the quality, rigour and adventurousness of its teaching.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Art, Media and American Studies

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
low
History of art

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

History of art, architecture and design

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

After graduation


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History and archaeology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,765
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Media professionals
6%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

History of art

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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