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BA German and History of Art

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  • Objectives
    Combining the study of German with the History of Art is an exciting choice that enables you to gain a thorough understanding of German language, society and culture and of the power and influence of images. Although most students have studied German to A level there are also intensive language courses in the first year for intermediate (post-GCSE) and complete beginners; those students also get extra language tuition in year 2 to help them bridge the gap.
  • Entry requirements
    300 points from three A levels or 320 points from 3 A levels and one AS level. Total points exclude Key Skills and General Studies. Subjects: Candidates must have either A level German or A at GCSE. Candidates with an A at GCSE can enter the programme by following an intermediate German language module. Candidates who have not studied German but have a modern foreign language A level can enter the programme by following beginners German language modules.
  • Academic Title
    BA German and History of Art
  • Course description
    This BA in German and History of Art involves the following modules.

    Year 1

    -German Language
    -Icons of Modern Germany
    -History of Art and Architecture Workshop

    -Art's Histories: a survey
    -Makers and making: artist, architects and their practices

    Year 2

    -German Language
    -Study Trip abroad
    -Distance and difference: perspectives on art, architecture and visual culture

    -Works by Brecht or Dürrenmatt or Schlink
    -East German Cinema
    -The language of political debate
    -Fin-de-Siecle Vienna
    -War, hell and family
    -Goethe and the 'Sturm und Drang'
    -Frederick the Great
    -Art and power in fifteenth-century Italy
    -Altars, aristocrats and guillotines.
    -Aspects of Baroque, Rococo and Neo-Classical art and architecture
    -Heroes and hero worship
    -Modern art and architecture, and its discontents

    Year 3

    Year Abroad
    The choice of one of the following:
    - studying at a German or Austrian University
    - working as a Teaching Assistant at a German or Austrian school
    - on a work placement with a German or Austrian firm

    Final Year

    -Choice of German language modules
    -Advanced German Translation
    -Structure and Composition

    -Migration and minorities in Germany
    -Nineteenth century Vienna
    -Trends in modern German language
    -Unification and the integration of the GDR
    -Germany in the age of revolution
    -Cinema of the Weimar Republic
    -Modern German narrartives
    -Immortalising the body: images of chivalry and devotion
    -Brunelleschi and Renaissance architecture
    -Palladio: architecture and science
    -Italian Renaissance portraiture
    -Annibale Carracci and painting in Rome 1590-11623
    -Delacroix, Romanticism and French nineteenth-century painting
    -Goya: reason and superstition in the Spanish Enlightenment
    -Figuring the female body
    -Landscape art in Britain and France: place and meaning
    -Art, war and gender in the twentieth century
    -Bodies of difference: mapping contemporary art
    -Space and the place: architecture and the monument
    -Museum theory, history and ethics
    -Object analysis and museum interpretation

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