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BA (Hons) History of Art and English

University of Leicester
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Course UCAS code: VQ33
Qualification type:
  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Min duration: 3 Years , Max duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
This is for you if you would like to trace the interplay of the visual image and the written word through history, in the work of artists and writers in an array of different genres.
In first year, you will study a broad, sweeping history of art stretching from classical antiquity through to the present day. You will also learn the techniques of decoding and interpreting paintings according to their style and iconography, while also considering how literary descriptions of paintings affect the ways we ‘see’ them. Your English studies will begin with an introduction to the core principles of English verse and prose. In second year, you will explore the Renaissance, literature and art, sculpture and architecture. You will also study and explore the complex interplay of traditional values with more ‘progressive’ social forces and artistic ideals. As well as looking at classic 19th and 20th century movements, such as Impressionism and Surrealism, you will also have the opportunity to study the history of heritage preservationist movements in the arts and in museology. You will look deeper into the history of English literature, focusing in particular on the development and popularity of the genre of social satire as well as on the emergence of new concepts of literary criticism. For third year, you can spend it studying abroad at one of our partner institutions (eligibility is dependent on your academic performance in Years 1 and 2). Alternatively, you can opt to continue studying at the University and complete your degree in three years. Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester; please see our website for further details. In final year, you will write a 10,000-word dissertation on a subject of your choice, supported through lectures, presentations and one-to-one tutorials with your supervisor. Finally, you will be able to choose an option modules which reflects the current research interests of members of academic staff, in which you will investigate a single research-intensive topic. For further details, please see the course page on the University website.
Assessment Methods:
Assessment takes a variety of forms, including essays, exams, reviews, and projects.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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Admissions Office (UG Arts, Humanities, Law):
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Admissions Office (UG Arts, Humanities, Law):
Tel. +44 (0)116 252 5281
Email. [email protected]

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