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Undergraduate Diploma in the History of Art

University of Oxford

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About

The two-year part-time Undergraduate Diploma in the History of Art is equivalent to the second year of a full-time undergraduate degree. You study two modules from a choice of four, each of which allows you to immerse yourself in a specific period of art history, studying its developments in depth, and within the wider historical context. 

Overview

Are you looking for a part-time qualification to enrich and extend your knowledge of the History of Art?

The two-year Diploma is equivalent to the second year of a full-time undergraduate degree. You study two modules from a choice of four, each of which allows you to immerse yourself in a specific period of art history, studying its developments in depth, and within the wider historical context. 

The course reflects Oxford’s exceptional richness in works of art, with museum and gallery spaces such as the Ashmolean and Modern Art Oxford right on hand. You will be offered a rare chance to gain first-hand experience of the visual arts on a regular basis, an option not always possible elsewhere.

You will be taught by our panel of expert tutors, with specialist guest speakers at the Saturday workshops.

You will be invited to receive your Diploma at the annual Awards Ceremony of the Department for Continuing Education, held at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre.

Accreditation

An Undergraduate Diploma will be awarded on completion of the course. 

The Diploma carries a Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) rating of 120 points at FHEQ Level 5. Credit points may be transferred to the Open University, modular universities such as Oxford Brookes University, and other institutions of Higher Education.

Programme Structure

There are four modules offered in total, with two being available each year on a rotating basis. The modules will focus on four periods, with each syllabus immersing you in a specialist period in the History of Art. You must successfully complete two modules to gain the Undergraduate Diploma.

  • High Renaissance and Baroque
  • Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Late Medieval to Early Renaissance
  • Revolution to Modernity

This is a part-time, modular course usually taught on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons in Oxford. Each module also has five Saturday workshops per year.

The weekly sessions are conducted as seminars, combining lecture presentations with opportunities for group discussion. There will also be six additional group tutorials, after class, usually in the fourth and ninth week of each term, devoted to primary sources, research methods and essay writing classes.

Audience

You must be interested in the critical analysis of art, and be keen to discuss visual experience in an analytical way. 

Formal qualifications are not essential, though previous experience in the study of the History of Art at ‘A' level or first-year undergraduate level (available through our Undergraduate Certificate in the History of Art) is likely to be an advantage. 

Lecturers

The Course Director is Dr Janina Ramirez.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Formal qualifications are not essential, though previous experience in the study of the History of Art at ‘A' level or first-year undergraduate level (available through our Undergraduate Certificate in the History of Art) is likely to be an advantage. 

Tuition Fee

Funding

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