BA - Second Arts
BA Programme - Second Arts (2018-19)
The Second-Arts programme is an exciting and multifaceted course of study. The year builds on the art historical fundaments established in First Arts by offering a series of historically- and thematically-specific classes, allowing students to consider material in more detail. The lectures are supplemented by tutorials, which are student-centered, supportive learning environments.
HA2017 trains students to use a variety of conceptual tools to more accurately analyse visual images. HA2012, meanwhile, is a text-based module that introduces some of the key methodological approaches to the discipline. HA2009 and HA2013 focus on the traditions of portraiture and of lens-based media respectively, and HA2014 addresses the development of genre painting from the seventeenth century onwards. HA2005 provides an in-depth study of trends in patronage in Renaissance Italy, including a class trip to Florence, and HA2003 and HA2011 familiarise students with modern artistic practices. Lastly, for students taking the 50-credit Subject, HA2022 and HA2023 will provide the opportunity to work on extended essays under the supervision of an art historian from our teaching team.
Four pathways are on offer:
50-credit Subject - Students take 50 credits as follows:
HA2003, HA2005, HA2009, HA2011, HA2012, HA2013, HA2014, HA2017, HA2022, HA2023 (5 credits per module).
40-credit Subject - Students take 40 credits as follows:
HA2003, HA2005, HA2009, HA2011, HA2012, HA2013, HA2014, HA2017 (5 credits per module).
30-credit Subject - Students take 30 credits as follows:
15 credits from HA2003, HA2009, HA2014, HA2017 (5 credits per module);
plus 15 credits from: HA2005, HA2011, HA2012, HA2013 (5 credits per module).
20-credit Subject - Students take 20 credits as follows:
10 credits from: HA2003, HA2009, HA2014, HA2017 (5 credits per module);
plus 10 credits from: HA2005, HA2011, HA2012, HA2013 (5 credits per module).
Dr Simon Knowles, Second-Arts Convenor.
HA2003 Modernism in Europe
HA2005 Art & Patronage in Renaissance Italy
HA2009 Creator & Subject: Themes in Portraiture
HA2011 From Modernism to Postmodernism
Semester 2: Tuesday, 17:00-18:00; Thursday, 10:00-11:00
HA2012 The History of Art History & Method
Semester 2: Friday, 12:00-14:00
HA2014 People and Places
HA2017 Legible/Visible: Art and Interpretation
Semester 1: Monday, 16:00-18:00