Our Diploma is specifically designed for students whose background may not be in art history, but who wish to study the subject at postgraduate level. The Diploma provides an ideal bridge to further postgraduate study and is designed to prepare students for the MA, providing a strong foundation in history of art as a discipline.
When the opportunity arises seminars will be taken out of the classroom and artworks will be studied in situ. The independent research project will enable you to work closely with your supervisor on a one-to- one basis to research and write on a topic related to your studies on the course.
- The History of Art History
- Academic Preparation for History of Art
- Independent Research Project
- Art of the Baroque
- The Renaissance: North and South
- Modern Art and Modernism
- East Meets West
- The Lure of the Object
- Giotto and Assisi
If you would like to learn more about the optional and core modules for this course, please visit this page
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
- Small group seminars where you will be encouraged to reflect upon and discuss your preparatory reading on each topic.
- When the opportunity arises seminars will be taken out of the classroom and artworks will be studied in situ.
- The independent research project you work closely with your supervisor on a one to one basis to research and write on a topic related to your studies on the course.
6-10 hours per week depending on the modules being taken
Lectures of 18-25 and seminars of 6-14 depending on the modules being taken
Include written assessments, slide tests, formal examinations, presentations and project work. The independent research project is a substantial piece of work the subject of which you will devise with guidance from your supervisor.
Our graduates have gone onto roles including:
- Art Management Intern
- Customer Relations Officer
- Press Office Intern
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P-V4P3 (or P-V4P3P for part-time)
Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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Additional Course Costs
No additional course costs.
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