Art History, which is devoted to the study of all the visual arts, is one of the broadest fields in the humanities. Study History of Art at Edinburgh College of Art and you can expect to examine diverse visual media, as well as, of course, the traditional art forms of painting, sculpture and printmaking. We have the strongest focus on New Zealand history of any university in the world and New Zealand themes are central to our academics’ research. Study in a department that combines an innovative approach with passionate academics, and makes full use of London’s many opportunities to study art history and curating. Museum studies , including the history of museum collecting and display, is now a specialized field of study, as is the history of collecting. This education is designed to foster a life-long interest in, sensitivity to, and appreciation of the significance of artistic production as a fundamental historical and cultural form of human expression and communication. I’ve written a history book for the centennial celebrations of a girls’ school in Marton.
Although the history of art is commonly seen as being mainly concerned with civilizations that derived from European and Chinese cultures, a significant amount of arts and crafts appeared from the earliest times around the periphery of the known world.
Students in many fields may also find that art history is relevant to their studies. I enjoyed history at school and university and became really interested in medical anthropology – the interaction between people and medicine. Students can broaden their education at one of Temple’s international programs, especially those in Rome and Japan, which offer a range of Art History classes. Vasari’s approach held sway until the 18th century, when criticism was leveled at his biographical account of history.
Our majors have gone on to thrive in graduate MA and PhD programs in art history and in careers in College and University teaching, museums, and the art market; for others, art history coursework has proven outstanding preparation for a broad range of disciplines, including law, business, and medicine.
Students nominated to participate in the 1960’s Scholars Program invite outside speakers to campus, creating some of the most anticipated and exciting arts programming at the College from the ground up. Students exhibit their own work throughout the year in the Wilde Gallery in the W. L. S. Spencer Studio Art Building and at the annual Senior Studio Art Exhibition at the Williams College Museum of Art.