Art History, B.A.

Art History, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #168 (QS) ,
Art History programme from University College Dublin is for you if you are interested in any or all of the different aspects of visual culture: painting, sculpture, architecture, the decorative arts and modern visual art forms including photography, film, video and performance. 

About

At UCD, Art History is a stimulating and richly rewarding subject that explores the aesthetic and stylistic, the historical and critical elements of visual art.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Art History stimulates and sharpens visual and critical awareness. It has diverse applications and equips graduates with the skills to appreciate and critically examine the images and environments surrounding them.

Graduates in Art History have found the subject has diverse applications and can lead to employment opportunities in:

  • Museums and galleries
  • Cultural & heritage sector
  • Education & academia
  • Media, journalism & publishing
  • Auction houses
  • Archives

UCD offers two taught master’s degrees for suitably qualified graduates: the Master’s in Art History and the Master’s in Cultural Policy & Arts Administration, as well as the opportunity to pursue doctoral research, all of which provides further possibilities for careers in the arts.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First Year

  • Tools of Art History
  • Giotto to Michelangelo
  • Caravaggio to Turner
  • Art & The Modern World

Second Year & Third Year

  • Modernism
  • The Art & Architecture of Classical Antiquity
  • Irish Painting
  • Modern Architecture
  • Dutch Art
  • Irish Medieval Art & Architecture
  • Northern Renaissance
  • Art & Revolution in the 20th century
  • The Decorative Arts
  • Grand Tour
  • Art and Death
  • Courts and Court Culture
  • Visualizing Migration

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Student excellence and achievement is recognised in UCD through a wide variety of scholarships and awards.

Find out more about the different types of scholarships, awards and prizes UCD offers and where to go for further information. You’ll find profiles of some of our scholarship recipients in scholar stories, and pictures of recent events in awards gallery.

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