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BA in History of Art with Italian

BA Degree; UCAS code: V3R3 BA/HAwIt

This joint degree is administered by the History of Art Department, which will be the home department for students throughout the course. It provides an opportunity to develop a high level of competence in Italian language alongside the study of art history. Students will develop a wide-ranging understanding of Italian art and culture, though they will also be encouraged to develop a knowledge of other areas in the history of art.

Course Structure

Year One

In the first year all students take four core modules:

Plus one short module in History of Art. Examples are:

Year Two

Students are required to take two core modules:

  • Venice, Rise and Myth: Art and Architecture in the Veneto (1100-1600)
  • Exhibiting the Contemporary

plus one module in the Italian department:

  • IT201 Modern Italian Language II OR IT301 Modern Italian Language III

plus one long-view module in History of Art. Current examples are:

plus one short modules in History of Art. Current examples are:

Year Three

Students are required to take two core modules:

  • Practices of Art History
  • HA3A1 8,000 word Dissertation

plus one Special subject in History of Art. Current examples are:

plus one module in the Italian department, chosen from:

  • IT301 Modern Italian Language III
  • IT401 Modern Italian Language IV
  • Another approved module in Italian with a total weighting of 30 credits

After University

Graduates with a degree in the History of Art with Italian are well equipped to enter a range of careers which require an ability to think analytically, to present ideas with clarity, and to communicate with others easily and convincingly. Many of our graduates have gone on to careers connected in some way with the arts, such as arts administrators, publishers, picture researchers, archaeologists and curators. Most, however, enter the job market open to graduates in the Humanities more generally, and are able to compete successfully for posts in business, administration and the professions. Excellent command of Italian is, of course, a huge advantage as the UK's links within the EU grow.


Number of Units Required
21 units of study are normally required.

A/AS Levels
The typical offer we make is ABB at A level.

Vocational A Levels and Mixed Portfolios
The Department is happy to consider candidates offering 12, 6 or 3 unit awards. The grades required will be similar to those for candidates taking academic A and AS qualifications.

Access Courses
A pass in a kite-marked course is required, together with a minimum of 18 credits at Level 3.

Irish Leaving Certificate
The typical offer is ABBBBB.

Scottish Qualifications
The typical offer is ABB at Advanced Higher.

International Baccalaureate
The typical offer is 34 points.

Essential Subjects of Study
There are no special entry requirements for History of Art, although a reading knowledge of a modern foreign language is desirable. History, History of Art or a language are ideal subjects for Advanced or Higher level study, but those not taking one of these are welcome to apply.

General Studies and Key Skills
Offers will normally exclude General Studies at A or AS level. The University welcomes but does not require a Key Skills qualification.

Taking a Gap Year
The department welcomes applications for deferred entry from students taking a gap year.

Meet Us

Please contact us to arrange a visit:

History of Art Department
Millburn House
University of Warwick
United Kingdom

+44 (0)24 7652 3005

Admissions Advice

Jenny Alexander

Admissions Tutor

Dr Jenny Alexander (jennifer dot s dot alexander at warwick dot ac dot uk)