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History of Art

UCL History of Art is a recognised centre of excellence in both teaching and research. As editorial home to two scholarly journals and with an international reputation to match the unrivalled resources of London's cultural resources, UCL is one of the most exciting places to study History of Art in the UK.

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History of Art

Why study History of Art at UCL?

Conveniently situated in Bloomsbury with easy access to the National Gallery, the Tate Galleries, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and London's private and commercial galleries, the department offers excellent opportunities to study history of art at first hand, both through modules specifically constructed to take advantage of London's cultural richness and through private study in your own time.

What you will gain from study at UCL

You will be studying in a department recognised internationally as a centre where the terms of critical and historical debate within the subject are set. We have an expert in the scientific analysis of paintings, and maintain mutually beneficial links with other UCL departments such as History, Anthropology, and a number of the language departments.

Teaching and assessment

We teach by lectures and seminars, assessed by essays and end-of-year examinations (Fall Term students by two essays). Those modules only open to History of Art Affiliates directly admitted to the department are clearly indicated online.

Modules in History of Art

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Please check the department’s website here for more up-to-date information of module listings.

All modules, unless otherwise indicated, are available to History of Art majors only.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
HART0004 Thematic Seminar (1): Art and Architecture pre-1800 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0005 History of European Art (2): High Renaissance to the Present Day 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0006 History of European Art (1) Classical to Early Renaissance 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0144 Thematic Seminar (2): Art and Architecture after 1800 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
HART0035 Advanced Lecture in the History of Art (2) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0036 Advanced Lecture in the History of Art (1) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0039 Early Modern Art and Architecture 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0041 Art and Architecture c.1700-1850 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0044 Modern and Contemporary Art: The Anti-Aesthetic 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0045 London and Paris, c. 1700 – c. 1850 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0047 Modernism and European Avant-Gardes 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0050 Representing 'Others' in British Art c. 1700 – c. 1850 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0054 Theory and History of Conservation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0069 American Geographies: Figuring the West 1848-1914 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0070 Relics, Saints, Images and Power 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0074 Questions of Feminism in Modern & Contemporary Art 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
HART0031 The History of the Category 'Art' 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0032 Methodologies of Art History 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0076 Advanced Undergraduate Course in History of Art (1) 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
HART0078 Advanced Undergraduate Course in History of Art (3) 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
HART0079 Advanced Undergraduate Course in the History of Art (4) Modern and Contemporary Art 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
HART0080 Advanced Undergraduate Course in the History of Art (5) Current Debates in Early Modernity 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
HART0088 Art and Visual Culture in Early Modern England 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
HART0094 Abstraction since the Second World War 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0106 Architecture and the Modern City 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0110 Between Realism and Modernism: Documentary Work in the Early Twentieth Century 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 1 modules not available to History of Art majors

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
HART0008 Art in London Before 1600 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0009 Art in London Before 1600 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0012 Art in London 1600-1850 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0013 Art in London 1600-1850 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0015 Modern and Contemporary Art in London 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0016 Modern and Contemporary Art in London 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0017 Modern and Contemporary Art in London 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0018 Modern and Contemporary Art in London 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0019 Modern and Contemporary Art in London 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0020 Modern and Contemporary Art in London 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0023 London Architecture I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0024 London Architecture II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0025 London Architecture III 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0027 London Architecture V 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0028 London Architecture VI 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HART0029 London Architecture VII 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

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Diana Dethloff
Email
d.dethloff@ucl.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)20 3108 4013
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