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BA History of Art

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the histories of art and its objects and a recognition of the different ways in which such histories can be understood within a range of methodological and critical frameworks.
- produce written work which demonstrates an openness to art as a proliferation of different media (rather than just as sculpture, painting etc).
- demonstrate and awareness that the 'object' of art not only includes the physical entity but also as the construction of categories and concepts within which art is appraised, encountered and understood;
- demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of 'art' and 'artist' as constructed and contested depending on historical or cultural contexts.
- gather, organise and employ ideas and information in order to formulate arguments cogently, and express them effectively in written, oral or in other forms;
- put to use a range of IT skills from basic competences such as work-processing to more complex skills using web-based technology or multimedia;
- deliver written work to a given length, format, brief and deadline, properly referencing sources and ideas.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;
- work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;
- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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