WHY STUDY ART HISTORY?

Just how did we get from the huge, detailed Renaissance masters to Tracy Emin’s messy bed or Damien Hirst’s diamond skull? Art history will take you on a journey from cave drawings to post-modernism with some timeless characters and great stories along the way.

PREPARATION FOR THIS DEGREE

By having an understanding of past and present works of art and culture.

ART HISTORY JOBS

This type of degree primarily offers jobs as a commercial art gallery manager, heritage manager; or as a museum or gallery exhibitionist, curator, and conservator. Other jobs that this degree would be useful for include: academic librarian, archivist, and arts administrator. 

Latest Art History Features

Defiling a Rothko. Is it art?

“Defiling a Rothko. Is it art?”

On the afternoon of Sunday October 7th, Russian artist Vladimir Umanets sat calmly in front of Mark Rothko's 'Black on Maroon' in the Tate Modern art gallery on London's South Bank before standing up and writing on it in black paint. In an instant, the gallery was evacuated and the art world was enr… read more