History of Art is a subject which aims to stimulate a critical awareness of the social, cultural, historical and economic meanings contained within art and design work. This course provides you with knowledge into the history of art throughout the ages and gives you an opportunity to investigate and interpret specific works of art and art movements.
This subject can provide you with a basis for progression to Art and Design related qualifications, such as the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design or Higher Education and is relevant to anyone currently studying art and design or photography; wishing to explore the social, economic, culture and historical influences affecting art. This programme is also complementary to qualifications in History, English Language, English Literature, Communications Studies or related subjects.
In the first year, topics in the first year are organised into 6 themes: The Human Form, Landscapes and Natural Forms, Still Life and Designed Objects, The Built Environment, Machine Age and Abstract Art and Contemporary Media in Art.
You will need 5 GCSEs (minimum grade C), to include English Language and/or Literature (minimum grade B). It is not compulsory to have a GCSE Art qualification.
Assessment is by written examination and coursework.