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2021/22 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA History of Art with Cultural Studies

Programme code:BA-HA/CSUCAS code:2P8P
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Will Rea Contact address:w.r.rea@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

AAB-ABB or equivalent qualifications

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

Students must study a total of 120 credits per academic year.

The BA History of Art with Cultural Studies is perfectly positioned to offer a rich and flexible curriculum. It takes place in the School of Fine Art History of Art and Cultural Studies, home to many internationally renowned experts in both the history of art and cultural studies. Students on the programme will benefit from working with the diversity of students within the school and as we move into the new Geography Building in 2015/16 there will be new spaces where they can work and interact with each other in exciting and productive ways.

This programme will provide students with the knowledge, inspiration, confidence and skills to develop their critical and research skills. They will be able to deploy these in a whole range of media and debates in sensitive, informed and imaginative ways. Students will have the opportunity to develop to a professional and post-graduate standard. The programme includes modules which locate the histories of art in their wider cultural, social, political and economic contexts.

The programme seeks to forge and strengthen links with the expanding area cultural industries so, with both the year abroad and professional placement(s) students will have the opportunity to work in a wide variety of places connected to (although not exclusively) to the wider art and culture industries and institutions.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARTF1003Introduction to Cultural Analysis 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF1004Introduction to Cultural Analysis II20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF1045A Story of Art? 120 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF1046A Story of Art? 220 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20-40 credits from the following optional modules:

ARTF1014Elements of Visual Culture I20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF1015Elements of Visual Culture II20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF1026Cinema and Media History20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF1027Cultural History20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF1047The English Country House: Making and Meaning20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF1048Introduction to Museum and Art Gallery Studies20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF1202Approaches to Living Histories and Heritage20 creditsNot running in 202122

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 0-20 credits of discovery modules:


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARTF2072Art History and Art Historiography20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2127Keywords20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60-80 credits from the following optional modules:

ARTF2003The New York School20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2024Country Houses and the (Re)Construction of the Heritage Industry 1880-195020 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF2028The Wanderers. Critical Realism in Nineteenth Century Russia20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2044Cinema and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2047Image, Music, Text: Reading Roland Barthes20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2049The State of Utopia20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2051Seeing in Asia20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2052Showing Asia20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2053Venice: Image and Imagination20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF2054State of the Art: Contemporary Perspectives in Art, Science and Technology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2055Variant Modernism20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2057Racist Pasts/Radical Futures20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2058Home, Exile and Displacement - Histories and Representations of Belonging in the 20th Century20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF2059The Grand Tour: travels, excavations, collections20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2060Ecologies of Medieval Art20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF2061Encountering Contemporary Art in a Global Context20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2064Live Issues and Contemporary Art Practice20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2065Post-Colonial Critique20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF2069The Art Market: Moments, Methodologies, Meanings20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2074African Art I: Context Representation Signification20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2092The Museum20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2094Art, Power and Portraiture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2117The Avant Gardes20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF2126Danish Golden Age Painting20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF2200Borromini and the Roman Baroque: Skill, Knowledge, and Material’s Potential20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF2205Renaissance / Anti-Renaissance: Critical Approaches to Early Modern Art in Europe20 creditsNot running in 202122
CSER2206Developing Your Professional Identity: Preparing for a Career in Within The Arts, Heritage and Creative Industries20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CSER2207Students Into Schools (Arts Humanities and Culture)20 creditsNot running in 202122

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 0-20 credits of discovery modules:


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Candidates MUST choose one of the following dissertation modules

ARTF3060Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARTF3170Dissertation60 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Candidates will be required to study 40-80 credits from the following optional modules:

ARTF3003Deconstruction Reading Politics20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3014Making Sense of Sound20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3016Soviet Socialist Realism20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF3024Curatorial Practice and the Country House 1950-present20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF3031Periclean Athens20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3034From Trauma to Cultural Memory: The Unfinished Business of Representation and the Holocaust20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3042Cultural Diversity in Museum and Material Culture - Case Study20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3051Sins, Sinisters and Sciapods: The Margins of Medieval Art20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF3054Anthropology, Art and Representation20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF3056Unmaking Things: Materials and Ideas in the European Renaissance20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3057The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF3058Reading Sexual Difference20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3059Critical approaches to photography20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3063Postcolonial Feminisms20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3067British Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF3077Humanity, Animality and Globality20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3099Antique Dealers: The Market for 'Decorative Art' from Curiosities to Retro20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3100Encountering Things: Art and Entanglement in Anglo-Saxon England20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF3101The Origins of Postcolonial England20 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF3111Art of the Silk Roads20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARTF3166The Ripped and the Raw: Aspects of European Art 1945-196020 creditsNot running in 202122
ARTF3168Africa and the Atlantic World: History, Historiography and the Visual Arts20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARTF3173Movies, Migrants and Diasporas20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study 0-20 credits of discovery modules:

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