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"All About Art Discussion Groups"
You are warmly invited to join us for our next History of Art Discussion Group. This is the perfect opportunity to engage with others and share your thoughts on art history. Previous topics have included: Artists and Water; New Art in Old Places; London: The Great Metropolis.
Some recent feedback from participants
  • “The history of art online discussion was so interesting, a really good opportunity to connect with other students wishing to apply for the same subject.”
  • “A fabulous way to feel involved in the Warwick community I hope to join in October! A highlight of my week.”
  • “Really informative History of Art discussion, would definitely recommend.”
Chats take place on Tuesdays at 5pm UK local time. If you'd like to know more, you can sign up below for our next Discussion Group, or please sign up here to receive invites and more information about Warwick.

Join us for a live chat

We're hosting online live chats where you can speak directly with Dr Jenny Alexander, our Director of Undergraduate Studies, and current History of Art students, who'll be happy to answer any of your questions about History of Art at Warwick whether you're applying or already have your offer.

What's a live chat?

A live chat is your opportunity to find out more about our full time History of Art degrees. We will be hosting some different sessions for applying students, and also for offer holders. Live Chats aim to enable UK, EU and international prospective students to ask questions relating to the single and joint honours courses we offer.

Who am I messaging?

Each undergraduate live chat is administered by an academic member of staff who teaches History of Art, and they may be accompanied by a current History of Art Undergraduate student. At the beginning of the live chat session, the academic member of staff will introduce themselves to you, to make sure you know who you're speaking to.

What questions should I ask?

You might want to find out more about what History of Art is, what modules you might study, assessment methods at Warwick, studying abroad and opportunities available beyond the classroom. This is your chance to ask us any of your questions.

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Transcript from the chats so far:

This chat was hosted by Dr Jenny Alexander, Director of Undergraduate Studies in the History of Art Dept. at Warwick and David Baker, a current student at the university.

I'm hoping to join the History of Art course in September - do you have any advice before I start and could you recommend any summer reading in preparation for the course?

Good to hear from you, and we're looking forward to seeing you in the autumn, all being well! My advice is to spend the summer holidays visiting galleries, museums and historic houses or churches to get lots of experience of looking at art. There's a short reading list on our web page, Information for Offer Holders:

My question is, how many contact hours will I have a week?

Contact hours may vary according to the modules you choose, but in the first year we offer 10 hours contact time, with further tutorial time as well.

Is this a popular course at Warwick? How many people enrol each year?

Well, Warwick is really popular, and the History of Art certainly is as well. Taking the course to Venice for the term in year 2 attracts a lot of people. We're a small department, and we like to keep the class sizes small, so we hope to have about 45 students each year.

Do I have to study particular modules to go to Venice?

No special courses are needed, we lead in to Venice with first year modules so that you go there ready to enjoy it!

As it stands Warwick is my first choice, what are the A level grades I need to get on to the course?

Great to hear that we're your first choice! Our offer is ABB.

I've already booked to come for a talk and tour in April, and I'm planning to also come to an open day in June. Perhaps I'll be able to meet you then?

That's super, and you will certainly meet me, and other members of staff, and students who will be able to answer all your questions.

In terms of accommodation, are first year students guaranteed a place in halls?

Halls are not necessarily guaranteed, although university managed accommodation is guaranteed for all first year students. Having said that, I haven't heard of anyone unable to get a place in halls, so I think you will be able to get a place easily.

Are bursaries available for low-income families?

In terms of Bursaries, there are a number of bursaries and scholarships available for students from low income backgrounds, more information can be found about these here: