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Top 20 for History of Art (Complete University Guide 2020)

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Undergraduate study

The School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds is an exciting place to study your undergraduate degree.

You'll be challenged to think about art and culture in many different ways, from different perspectives and within global rather than Western or Eurocentric perspectives.

You'll be encouraged to take part in weekly Visiting Artists Talks, staff and student-led trips to national and local galleries, and you'll have opportunities to showcase your creative side in open studios, student-film nights and off-campus exhibitions.

Have a question?

Contact us via email or call us +44 (0)113 343 1822

If you’re an international student, join our online event on 5th December to chat with current students and find out more about Leeds.

Find the right course for you

All of our degrees are three years and based on the University of Leeds campus. You can decide to add a year in industry or a year abroad to your degree.

BA Fine Art 

Develop an ambitious and creative body of work produced in our excellent studio facilities. You’ll focus on studio practice and study modules that help you reflect on the history and theory of art and culture.

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BA Fine Art with History of Art

You’ll split your time between studio practice and modules which allow you to study the history and theory of art.

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BA History of Art 

Your course will focus on the study of the history and theory of art. You’ll explore the ways in which art has been produced and received by different communities.

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BA Fine Art with Contemporary Cultural Theory

You’ll combine your studio practice with a critical understanding of contemporary culture and the media.

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BA Cultural and Media Studies 

You'll develop your critical understanding of the history and theory of culture and the media and bring together disciplines, such as literature, history, sociology and philosophy with knowledge about film, television, music and popular culture.

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BA History of Art with Cultural Studies

You’ll study art history and develop your critical understanding of the history and theory of culture, including film, television, music and visual culture.

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Apply now and join us in September 2020.


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Complete University Guide 2020

How can I find out more about the campus and University?

You can book a campus tour, chat to current international students online, attend an open day or come along to an applicant-only event.

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Work placement and study abroad

Apply for a study abroad or a work placement year (sometimes called a year in industry) - extending your degree to four years.

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Support for international applicants

Overseas representatives can advise and inform you about Leeds. You might be interested in English Language pre-sessional or foundation year

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Layla Hillsden
Student | BA History of Art
“One of my favourite elements of studying here is sharing the School with Fine Art and Cultural and Media Studies students. This encourages us to think about art in really exciting ways and is evidenced in the interdisciplinary approach to teaching."