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A-Level

History of art

History of art enables you to explore many aspects of art and architecture from around the world. You learn how to analyse and interpret architecture, painting and sculpture within its historical and artistic context.

Exam Board

Pearson

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in either English language or English literature or history.

Assessment

  • 100% Exams
An introduction to History of art Presentation About this course

What is history of art?

History of art enables you to explore many aspects of art and architecture from around the world. You learn how to analyse and interpret architecture, painting and sculpture within its historical and artistic context.

 

What will I study?

In developing the skills of analysis and interpretation, you will look at a wide range of examples of art and architecture drawn from Ancient Greece right through to the present day.

You will study two themes – Identities and Nature. These themes enable you to look at developments in art and to make connections between movements and periods across time and place. You will also study two specific historical periods in depth – renaissance art in Italy 1420–1520 and modernism in Europe 1900–1939.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • Two trips a year to major art galleries and current exhibitions

 

What can it lead to?

Many students have gone on to study history of art at university and gained careers in museums and art galleries. However, studying history of art is a stepping stone to a wide range of degree subjects and can lead to careers in many diverse areas such as architecture, law and advertising.

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