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Course Overview

This introductory course will trace major developments in the history of art in the western world, from cave painting in the Stone Age to the beginnings of photography in the nineteenth century.   Other aspects of European art to be explored through painting, prints, sculpture and architecture will include: Classicism in Greece and Rome, the rise of the Medieval Gothic cathedrals to the rebirth of Classicism in the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque to the ornament of the Rococo, and the revolutionary order of Neo-Classicism to the imagination and emotion of Romanticism.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Helen Pierce

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Anthropology (AT) (Studied) or Master of Letters in Art and Business (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • HA1004 Introduction to Art History (Studied)
  • HA1005 Introduction to Art History (Distance) (Studied)
  • KL10F8 Introduction to Art History (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course is designed for students with a Business background who wish to study Art and Business for their degree. It provides a basic overview of western art history and its methods.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Four online visual-based assessments (10% each); One 1500-word essay (60%).

Resit:  One 1,500 word essay

All coursework must have been submitted

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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