Italian language and culture have had a lasting impact on Europe, while today Italy's innovative contributions to design, technology and fashion mean that it is a major global commercial force.
You will study a combination of language, art history and culture units, spending your third year abroad on a study or work placement in an Italian-speaking environment to refine your language skills and cultural knowledge.
Bristol has an enviable record for its research both in history of art and in Italian culture. Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment for students as staff respond in their teaching to new developments.
All designed objects exhibit visual qualities specific to their origin. Art History looks at the interpretation of such artefacts in their cultural context, developing expertise in critical analysis through the promotion of 'visual literacy'. Such accomplishments will provide you with both an enviable set of professional skills and abiding personal enjoyment and understanding. At Bristol you will be taught by academics whose research helps shape the discipline. Fresh, exciting and challenging ideas inform all our units with the opportunity to follow both broader chronological, geographical and thematic elements and build your own research interest and projects in each of the course.
Our academic staff work on a wide range of topics including:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
6-7 year(s) part-time. Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad
This degree will suit all those who enjoy researching and developing their own ideas and interests, and want the chance to study the significance of art, and visual culture more generally, across a wide range of periods and places. Such 'visual literacy' connects art history to all branches of the humanities, providing an exciting route into historical understanding and an appreciation of the central place of the arts for all civilisations. From medieval manuscripts, to cathedrals, graffiti and abstraction, to contemporary multimedia art, at Bristol you will have the opportunity to study both widely and also to develop specialist skills.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Book IELTS
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Minimum required score (Grade B):
The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
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