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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 technical 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 wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

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 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
HART1304 Thematic Seminar (1): Art and Architecture pre-1800 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1305 History of European Art (2): High Renaissance to the Present Day 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1306 History of European Art (1) Classical to Early Renaissance 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1307 Thematic Seminar (2): Art and Architecture after 1800 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 2 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
HART2010 Advanced Lecture in the History of Art (1) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2011 Advanced Lecture in the History of Art (2) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2104 Early Modern Art and Architecture (2) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2202 London and Paris, c. 1700 – c. 1850 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2208 Making, Exchanging and Evaluating Art in Europe c. 1500 – c. 1700 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2213 Representing 'Others' in British Art c. 1700 – c. 1850 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2215 Image/Object: Modernism and After 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2217 Theory and History of Conservation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2222 Art/Event 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2227 Architecture and Modernity: Europe, 1900 – 1945 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2229 Gender and Representation in France, c. 1750 – 1850 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2231 Aesthetics and Politics: Art since the 1960s 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 3 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
HART2001 The History of the Category 'Art' 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART2002 Methodologies of Art History 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART3205 Art and Visual Culture in Early Modern England 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
HART3206 Dutch Genre Painting 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
HART3213 Abstraction since the Second World War 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
HART3225 Skin, Flesh, Colour, Make-up 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
HART3235 Documentary Work: American Media in the 1930s 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
HART3240 Modern Medieval 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
HART3241 Psycho 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)

Level 1 modules not available to History of Art majors

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
HART1401 Renaissance Art in London Collections I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1402 Renaissance Art in London Collections II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1501 17th- and 18th-Century Art in London Collections I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1502 17th- and 18th-Century Art in London Collections II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1601 19th- and 20th-Century Art in London Collections I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1602 19th- and 20th-Century Art in London Collections II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1603 19th- and 20th-Century Art in London Collections III 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1604 19th- and 20th-Century Art in London Collections IV 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1605 19th- and 20th-Century Art in London Collections V 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1606 19th- and 20th-Century Art in London Collections VI 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1701 London Architecture I 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1702 London Architecture II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1703 London Architecture III 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1704 London Architecture IV 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1705 London Architecture V 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
HART1706 London Architecture VI 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

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