Explore Art History
Congratulations on your offer to study Art History!
Explore your interest in Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic, Victorian, modern and contemporary art, as well as architectural history and theory.
Ranked 9th in the UK for History of Art, Architecture and Design (Complete University Guide 2020).
Opportunities for placements and volunteering at the Whitworth Art Gallery.
Your next steps
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
We live in an image-saturated world, where understanding the power of images and having the skills to interpret and analyse them can lead to a satisfying career in a variety of industries.
Learning and support
Your learning experience
We've worked hard to ensure our students have a rich learning experience despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Many of the things that make our Art History courses distinctive are still in place, challenging you to explore new ways of thinking.
Adapting our teaching
Here are some of the ways we have adapted our teaching and support without compromising on quality.
Lectures are usually delivered to your whole cohort in person, on campus, and supported by seminars, group work and online activities to consolidate your learning.
Currently all lectures are delivered online, usually live or occasionally pre-recorded, with supporting activities delivered online through our online learning environment.
Seminars are smaller group sessions led by a member of staff, giving you the opportunity to discuss topics covered in your lectures in depth.
Currently seminars are online and you can contribute to discussions through your computer audio or by using comment or chat functions.
This includes working with other students to discuss a case, prepare and deliver a presentation, or to write a report.
Group work is important to deepen your knowledge and develop important transferable skills. Currently, group work takes place online through platforms including Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
A welcoming environment
Art History at Manchester has an active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
You’ll make friends through course and society activities, and get support in your studies from older students through our peer-assisted student support scheme.
Covid-19 and your course
Providing high-quality education
We know the last few months have been challenging and uncertain for us all.
Whatever happens next, you can rest assured that we'll adjust to any changes to public health guidelines while still providing a quality learning environment.
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
Follow the relevant link for details about the course you have an offer for:
- Art History and Italian BA
- Art History and Japanese BA
- Art History and Portuguese BA
- Art History and Russian BA
- Art History and Spanish BA
- History of Art BA
- Art History and Arabic BA
- Art History and Chinese BA
- Art History and English Literature BA
- Art History and French BA
- Art History and German BA
- Art History and History BA