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Watch the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Art and Design History, Dr. Colin Perry, sharing his insight into why art and design history is so important.

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BA (Hons) Art and Design History tells the history of culture and society through art and design objects, processes and ideas.

The course explores and examines works of art including painting and sculpture, everyday and rare items of design, as well as issues of criticism, consumerism, collecting and exhibition.

The course takes you on a journey through the modern era, from the industrial revolution of the eighteenth century right up to the present day. Students will gain a firm grounding in the visual and material histories that inform our present moment. 

The structure of BA (Hons) Art and Design History offers a clear progression through each level. Teaching will be based on lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, field trips and site visits to galleries and museums, and group projects resulting in publications and exhibitions.