Hear from one of our students about studying Art and Design History at Liverpool Hope. The curriculum will address key developments in art and design history from Antiquity to the present day, with a strong focus on early modern, modern and contemporary art. Through an exploration of art and design movements, styles and practices, as well as methodologies and theoretical frameworks, you will develop a historical awareness of the visual arts and an understanding of Art and Design History as a discipline. Art & Design History is an exciting discipline which encompasses the study of visual artefacts, museum and gallery practice and the production and circulation of meaning around art and design.
Theoretical lectures and seminars provide a wider framework from which to evaluate and analyse the history and theory of Art & Design, as well as the discourses informing contemporary art practice. Historical and critical study runs throughout the discipline with the aim of encouraging debate, understanding, intellectual confidence and analytical expression in the history, philosophy and criticism. Your tutors' specialisms range from the medieval to the contemporary period and you will also engage with the field of museum studies and curatorial practices. The curriculum will also make full use of the wealth of relevant sites in Liverpool, as well as Liverpool Hope's partnerships, for example with Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool and Liverpool Biennial.
Why choose this subject?
Art & Design History is the ideal subject for anyone interested in historic and contemporary art and design, museums and galleries, how and why art has been produced, how meanings around art have been created and circulated and how art and design can be interpreted through a range of critical methods. 90% of students were satisfied overall with Art and Design at Liverpool Hope University (National Student Survey 2015).
You will study Art and Design History from Antiquity through to the present day
The Department of Fine and Applied Arts has formal partnerships with Tate Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool
The University's own Cornerstone Gallery is home to visiting and student exhibitions and events
You will normally have the opportunity to participate in an annual overseas arts-based fieldtrip Subject Leaflets
Read more about studying Art and Design History at Liverpool Hope in our Art and Design History Subject Guides.
??? Art and Design History Subject Guide 2016
Art & Design History Subject Guide 2017 This degree is available as a full time course for all