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Modern Languages and History of Art and Visual Culture

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Modern Languages and History of Art and Visual Culture

BA
  • UCAS code RW96
  • Option 4 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

The course

This Joint Honours course you will deepen your understanding of the visual arts, and give you the opportunity to gain fluency in the language of your choice - French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Whether you start at beginners’, advanced or native-speaker level, you will study the core language components for the language you have chosen, gaining skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening. All our language teaching is led by native speakers.

The remainder of your modern languages study will give you an opportunity to explore the literature, art, culture and history of the language area you are studying, from seventeenth-century French theatre to representations of childhood and youth in German culture, and from Italian fashion and design to visual arts from across the Spanish-speaking world. As a modern linguist, you will develop excellent communication and research skills, and combine proficiency in multiple languages with cross-cultural perspectives.

In your third year you will have the opportunity to spend a year working, teaching or studying abroad, where you will immerse yourself in another language and culture, truly broadening your horizons in the process.

  • On graduation you will have language and analytical skills in a modern language together with additional knowledge of culture, society and history, culture and society that will give you a valuable competitive edge in an increasingly globalised world.
  • Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014).

History of Art and Visual Culture enables you to explore a rich variety of visual cultures - from paintings to sculpture, photography to film, fashion and beyond - from the early modern era to the present day. Exploring artworks from across the world, you will develop the skills to appreciate, interpret and analyse images and artefacts across cultures. You will benefit from the specialist research, curatorial experience and practice of staff in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and they will guide you as you learn to assess the expressive and stylistic possibilities offered by different media in core modules and a wide range of options which explore key developments in art and cinema.

  • Make use of Royal Holloway’s exceptional collection of Victorian Art housed in the Founder’s Picture Gallery
  • Choose options in Visual Culture from across the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, we will commit to providing 2019 and 2020 entry students with a subsidy equivalent to current Erasmus+ funding (where this would have previously been funded by the Erasmus+ scheme). To find out more visit the Erasmus+ page.

  • Choose beginners’, advanced or native-speaker level French, German, Spanish or Italian.
  • Spend a year abroad working, studying or teaching.
  • Make use of our renowned Founder’s Picture Gallery and new Exhibition Space.
  • Options in art history, photography and film.
  • Interpret and analyse images, artefacts and media.

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