Given that the meaning and understanding of ‘art’ or ‘culture’ change over time, you'll learn about the history of the various artistic practices (such as film, painting, literature, photography, the media, and music) as well as understanding different contexts of its display. You'll also explore how societies have represented themselves and the world around them.
You’ll gain a critical perspective on the world we live in now and deepen your understanding of how historical events, societal transformation and psychological processes impinge on cultural forms. Here theorists of modernity, of the city, of technology and of the mind will be drawn on to produce a better understanding of how people try to make sense of their changing worlds.
Graduates from this History of Art with Cultural Studies course from University of Leeds have pursued careers in the arts and related industries. Others have gone onto postgraduate study and some have completed PhDs and are teaching and researching in higher education institutions around the world.
Graduates from our School have gone on to work at the Guggenheim Museum in Venice, the Tate Britain, Tate Modern, The Saatchi Gallery, The Henry Moore Institute, National Trust, Bonham’s, Leeds City Museums, The Hepworth Gallery, The Geffrye Museum London, The Heritage Lottery Fund and the Rydale Folk Museum.
Some examples of roles they have gone on to have include Head of House and Collections at Harewood House, Events Manager at the National Portrait Gallery, PR Officer at Christie’s (London and New York), Lecturer at the University of Leeds and Chief Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
The School is committed to helping you achieve your career ambitions - you'll be able to work closely with staff in the School to source opportunities throughout your degree to gain experience, develop your skills and build networks.
The optional study abroad or work placement year offer opportunities to gain transferable skills, develop your experience and build your networks.
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- Elements of Visual Culture
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- Museum and Art Gallery Studies
- Art History and Art Historiography
- The New York School
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Visual Arts Art History View 753 other Bachelors in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A-level: ABB
- Where an applicant is undertaking an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), the School may make an alternative offer of BBB including A in the EPQ.
- NB: An EPQ is optional and not a requirement of application.
Living costs for Leeds
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