History of Art at Warwick
By studying art in the context of history we can gain new insight into the perceptions and intentions of the maker, as well as the times in which it was produced. Visual literacy is essential in order to engage appropriately with the communications of society. Artistic works are better appreciated and understood when experienced directly.
For more information contact admissions tutor Dr Jenny Alexander (jennifer dot s dot alexander at warwick dot ac dot uk).
During the Venice Term, academic staff from Warwick are based in our own centre, the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava. With an emphasis on studying works in situ, a range of subjects and periods are covered. Opportunities presented by current art events are also important, including exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale.
As well as a basis for an academic career, a degree in art history is a prerequisite for many key posts in museums, galleries, heritage services, auction houses, and fine art publishing. Moreover, the course will equip you with skills, knowledge and perspectives that can be used in many jobs outside the art world.