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A campus where art flows throughout

To appreciate the history of art most fully, it makes sense to be where art surrounds you. With an extensive collection of over 1,000 pieces, you'll find art at every turn on our campus, and you can also experience exhibitions at the Mead Gallery, which is situated on campus within Warwick Arts Centre. Our central location in the heart of England means you’re never far from some of the country's top galleries and events.

As our ethos is centred around experiencing a variety of artistic forms, studying at Warwick will mean spending time off campus. You’ll engage in fascinating field trips across England, with exclusive access to impressive art collections and historic buildings.

History of Art Society

Our diverse and inclusive society puts on a range of both academic and social events throughout the year. Whether you're an Picasso novice or Kahlo connoisseur, everyone is welcome!

Our new Faculty of Arts Building (FAB)

We've recently moved into our state-of-the-art new building, which brings together most of our Faculty of Arts departments and research centres in one modern and flexible space that enables collaboration, creativity and innovation to flourish.

Hear from our students

See what our student bloggers have to say about studying Art History and life at Warwick.

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“I’m from Italy and I chose Warwick for Art History because I’m interested in Contemporary Art which has its centres in London and New York so I wanted my course to be in English. Warwick is perfectly positioned to access the great collections and it combines this with being a very student focussed and friendly department.”

Francesco, third year student

Waddesdon Manor

You will visit the Rothschild mansion and its extensive collection of art, from the 18th century to the present day.

It’s a unique chance to learn about objects such as Marie-Antoinette’s writing desk, the magnificent Sèvres Grande Vase, and a painting by Chardin, learning first-hand from both Waddesdon’s Curators and Warwick staff.

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