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Philosophy and History of Art and Visual Culture

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Philosophy and History of Art and Visual Culture

BA
  • UCAS code VW56
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2021

This programme is currently under development and may be subject to change

The course

This Joint Honours degree combines the study of Philosophy in equal measure with the study of History of Art and Visual Culture.

Our Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy and Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures have excellent reputations for research and teaching. Studying here means that you will learn from internationally renowned experts who will share their research and experience so that you gain invaluable skills for your future career.

At Royal Holloway we have a unique approach to Philosophy that looks beyond the narrow confines of the Anglo-American analytic or the European traditions of philosophy to focus on both —their relationship and connections between them. The result has been the creation of a truly interdisciplinary and collaborative course that brings together academic staff from departments across the university. Departmental specialisms include a wide range of philosophical topics such as philosophy of art, philosophy of literature ancient and Hellenistic philosophy, 19th and 20th Century European philosophy and contemporary analytic philosophy and American pragmatism.

If you have a passion for the visual arts, History of Art and Visual Culture will give you the skills to read, interpret and analyse images and artefacts across cultures. The research expertise of staff means you will engage in the key phases in the development of the history of art and visual culture and you will develop a creative and critical mindset, with excellent analytical abilities.

  • Learn how to curate an exhibition, write interpretation and conserve artwork
  • Develop critical thinking skills and hone your ability to argue convincingly in writing and orally
  • Make use of our exceptional collection of Victorian Art housed in the Founder’s Picture Gallery
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