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Hey there!

I've been unable to find any forums for History of Art applicants who are looking to start in 2021, so have decided to create one!

Feel free to list where you're applying, predicted grades, GCSE grades, and any offers you have so far

I know uni applications are so uncertain, especially in times like these, so hopefully this can be a place where we can chat and discuss our applications and what we love so much about History of Art, and related fields!

Lets start with my info:

Applying to: Exeter, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cambridge (Emma)

Have already got an offer back from Manchester (History of Art - ABC) and Exeter (History of Art and Visual Culture, with a year abroad - AAB) - have heard back so quickly as I had to submit my UCAS early for my Cambridge application (submitted 13th October)

Cambridge and Emma are my dream combo, but very unsure about whether I will get an interview - anyone have any useful tips for this? Also, does anyone know when they roughly start to send out interview requests?
Edinburgh is a close second favourite though - I love the 4 year Scottish courses where you can do a 'year in industry' type of thing, working or interning in galleries, museums, art dealerships etc.

Am also applying to Trinity Dublin and UCD (University College Dublin) for History of Art - Love Ireland and have lots of family in/around Dublin!

Best of luck in your applications and do reply below!
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Hey there!

I've been unable to find any forums for History of Art applicants who are looking to start in 2021, so have decided to create one!

Feel free to list where you're applying, predicted grades, GCSE grades, and any offers you have so far

I know uni applications are so uncertain, especially in times like these, so hopefully this can be a place where we can chat and discuss our applications and what we love so much about History of Art, and related fields!

Lets start with my info:

GCSEs: A*, A*, A*, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 8
Predicted: A* (Geography), D2 (Low A*, Pre-U, History of Art), D3 (A, Pre-U, History)
Applying to: Exeter, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Cambridge (Emma)

Have already got an offer back from Manchester (History of Art - ABC) and Exeter (History of Art and Visual Culture, with a year abroad - AAB) - have heard back so quickly as I had to submit my UCAS early for my Cambridge application (submitted 13th October)

Cambridge and Emma are my dream combo, but very unsure about whether I will get an interview - anyone have any useful tips for this? Also, does anyone know when they roughly start to send out interview requests?
Edinburgh is a close second favourite though - I love the 4 year Scottish courses where you can do a 'year in industry' type of thing, working or interning in galleries, museums, art dealerships etc.

Am also applying to Trinity Dublin and UCD (University College Dublin) for History of Art - Love Ireland and have lots of family in/around Dublin!

Best of luck in your applications and do reply below!
Hiya! I've also applied to Cambridge for History of Art but I went for Magdalene. Waiting to hear back from them somewhat impatiently!
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Hiya! I've also applied to Cambridge for History of Art but I went for Magdalene. Waiting to hear back from them somewhat impatiently!
Exciting!! What about the Cambridge course do you like the most? Apparently they are diversifying it a bit after pushback from current students. Do you follow @ablackhistoryofart on insta? She’s a current art historian at Cambridge and has a really excellent page! Best of luck and yes hopefully they reply soon!
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Exciting!! What about the Cambridge course do you like the most? Apparently they are diversifying it a bit after pushback from current students. Do you follow @ablackhistoryofart on insta? She’s a current art historian at Cambridge and has a really excellent page! Best of luck and yes hopefully they reply soon!
Oooh thanks for your recommendation! The insta page looks amazing and resourceful.
I think the part that Cambridge fascinates me the most, is that they offer different papers from Year 2 which allows us to choose from different topics to scrutinise and investigate. I think that to have the freedom to learn something we have passion for is really important.
Also, we can look at works of art physically and closely in Fitzwilliam Museum and Kettle's Yard are precious opportunities, especially for a visual emphasised subject, like History of Art.
Best of luck for your application too!!
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Hi! I applied for Art History and English at different Unis with the same application, but not to joint honours degrees if that makes sense? Have received an offer from KCL for History of Art and waiting to hear back from the Courtauld.
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Congrats on the KCL offer!! Where else have you applied apart from there and the Courthauld?
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Cheers! I was wrong, I got an offer from Bristol for HofA and KCL for English. So those and UCL for English are the ones I applied to - a pretty even split!
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