This innovative degree builds on our reputation as one of the UK's leading art history departments.
In this Curating and Art History (with a year abroad) (Hons) programme from the University of York , you'll study the history of art, which will be invaluable as you develop skills in curating galleries and art museums. You’ll go on a number of field trips to encounter objects in their various institutional settings.
You can also study a language in your first year, with options specially tailored for art historians so that you can maximise the benefit of your year studying abroad.
As part of the degree, you'll study a range of art history and curatorial modules. Some of these will take place in a seminar room and others in museums and galleries.
Careers and skills
You'll develop skills that are attractive to a wide range of employers, but particularly suitable for careers in cultural roles such as gallery/museum curator, the art market, conservation and journalism.
During you'll degree you'll find many exciting opportunities for gaining relevant and useful curatorial and museological skills. In previous years students have worked with organisations such as York Museums Trust, the National Trust and Rievaulx Abbey, on events, exhibitions, heritage and outreach.
Recent graduates from the department have gone on to roles that include:
- Gallery director
- Conservation officer
- Art consultant.
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- Approaches to Curatorial Practice
- Objects in Focus (Curating)
- The Art of Describing
- The Materials of Art and Architecture
- Theory for Art Historians
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesVisual Arts Art History Liberal Arts View 747 other Bachelors in Visual Arts in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You do not need an A level in History of Art.
Access to Higher Education Diploma
- Obtain Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit or higher
BTEC National Extended Diploma
- D3, D3, M2
- 35 points
UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design
- Distinction. We will also consider other qualifications from the University of the Arts London in Art and Design at Level 3 or higher.
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International18350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18350 GBP per year during 48 months.
National9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for York
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.