History of Art

The LSAD History of Art undergraduate degree offers a modern twist on the history of art and looks to your future employability as well as giving you the opportunity to examine particular art works and artists in detail.

You can even design your own course! For example, if Renaissance art is your passion, you can choose it as your research topic for almost all assessments, whereas if you plan to work as a museum education officer, you can be assessed on your museum placements.

We have contacts with many local art galleries and museums, but our collaboration with Tate Liverpool is particularly beneficial, as you will spend time there getting to know its collections as well as the curators who can tell you what it’s really like to work in the sector. Our contacts don’t stop at Merseyside though. Our internships in Venice and New York offer unique opportunities to really immerse yourself in the art world and experience living abroad for a few months. We also typically organise field visits to the art capitals of London, Amsterdam, Florence, Barcelona and Paris.

Teaching is delivered via lectures reinforced by small-group tutorials and workshops, which give you the chance to discuss course material more informally. There will also be study visits and workshops at local museums, galleries and art institutions. A lot of your time will be devoted to personal study including library and online research and, as the course progresses, this will increase as you work on your research-based project, which may be off site.

Course at a glance

  • Option to specialise and tailor your assessments according to your career plans
  • Field visits typically include: Florence, New York, London, Amsterdam and Paris
  • Work-related learning opportunities including an internship and organisation of a public symposium
  • Close connections with Tate Liverpool and frequent visits to many local galleries and museums. (Seehttp://ljmuhistoryofart.posterous.com/ for examples)
  • Stepping stone to careers in curating, education, marketing, PR, museums, conservation, auctioneering, arts administration, art insurance to name just a few.

Read more about the BA History of Art here.