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Undergraduate study

One of the best UK Universities for Art History

By sharing our energy and passion for History of Art, you’ll develop the practical skills needed to flourish in a world where having more than one perspective matters.

You'll have the chance to live and breathe the art that you're studying with a term in Venice.

Our wide range of modules gives you the chance to study the arts from the middle ages through to the present day, and from an increasing number of countries including South America and Africa, as well as from the UK, Europe and the United States, all taught by leading academics.

  • 7th best university for History of Art in the UK 2024 - Good University Guide
  • 4th best History of Art Department in the UK - The Guardian University Guide 2024
  • 5th best university for History of Art in the UK -Complete University Guide 2024

History of Art BA

On our single honours History of Art degree you will study a rich and varied range of art history, from the middle ages to the present day, supported by a range of site visits.

History of Art with Italian BA

On our joint honours degree you will study art history, from the middle ages to the present day, with a particular focus on Italian art and culture alongside integrated Italian language classes.

Warwick Venice term

We're the only art history department in the UK to offer students this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live and study abroad for 10 weeks in Venice.

This unique initiative gives our students the opportunity to study the city's art, architecture, history and culture first hand, from the middle ages to the present day.

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Our Art History modules

You can choose your own route through the degree, supported by core modules that establish the essential framework of the course. There is an increasing amount of choice from the first year onwards, and you choose the subject of your dissertation, under expert guidance.

Find out more about our modules.

“With two core modules and two optional modules in the first term I had a variety to choose from, and could study a wide range of sections in art history. The Study Skills module really helps with the transition from college to university”.

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History of Art careers

Graduates from our department have gone on to succeed in an amazing range of fields and professions, because the study of art history equips you with skills that can be used in many ways.

If you’re thinking about the next step in your art history career, here you will find advice and real-life case studies that show what a Warwick art history degree can lead to next.

Careers and employability information