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MA History of Art

Standard duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in History of Art or a related Humanities subject

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

For the art historian, Venice is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world. Our MA gives you a unique opportunity to study the artistic production and cultural identity of Venice from 1100 to the present day, and includes a term studying in Venice.

Alongside engaging with Venetian art in itself, the course uses the example of Venice to interrogate some of the broader issues in Art History today: aesthetics and perception; cultural interaction and the arts; the spatial contexts of art; materiality; architecture and urbanism; and the arts within a global society.

Your first term, which you’ll spend in Venice at our teaching and research base Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, enables you to explore Venetian and North Italian art in situ. Modules taken on your return to Warwick for your second and third terms examine Venetian art and its impact on European culture in various contexts.

You’ll also receive training in arthistorical methodologies that will support you to research and write your dissertation. Our postgraduates ultimately go on to work in a range of creative and heritage roles, in settings such as museums, NGOs and the arts sector. Others have continued their studies at PhD level, and pursued careers as curators and academics.


Department of History of Art

Julia Brown
History of Art
Millburn House
University of Warwick
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3005
Fax: +44 (0)24 7652 3006

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