BA Italian and History of Art

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  • Objectives
    Combining the study of Italian with the History of Art is an exciting choice that enables you to gain a thorough understanding of Italian language, society and culture and of the power and influence of images. The course is spread over four years.
  • Entry requirements
    There are different entry qualifications for each programme. Some programmes require you to have a certain amount of knowledge in a subject before you begin the degree programme – this is called a ‘subject requirement’. Other programmes do not have any specific subject requirements. All programmes will, however, expect you to have reached a certain standard in your education and will ask you to achieve certain grades in your examinations. Most programmes have a standard offer so that you know in advance what you are likely to need. Please note that even if you have the minimum entry qualifications, you are not necessarily guaranteed a place on the degree programme.
  • Academic title
    BA Italian and History of Art
  • Course description
    This BA in Italian and History of Art involves the following modules.

    Year 1

    -Italian Language
    -Twentieth Century Culture
    -History of Art and Architecture Workshop

    -Art's Histories: a survey
    -Makers and making: artist, architects and their practices
    -Italian Medieval & Renaissance Culture (in translation)

    Year 2

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

    -History of the Italian Language
    -Italian Cinema
    -Italian History and Society since 1945
    -Italian Modernism
    -Italian Narrative and Poetry in the Nineteenth Century
    -Writing Women in Early Modern Italy (1300-1650)
    -Contemporary Italian Literature
    -Women in Contemporary Italy (1900-2000)
    -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 an Italian University
    - working as a Teaching Assistant at an Italian school
    - on a work placement with a Italian firm

    Final Year

    -Advanced Italian language

    -Aspects of the Renaissance in France and Italy
    -European Cinema
    -Modern Movements in Poetry 1900-1920
    -The South since 1860: Images and Reality
    -Umberto Eco
    -Court Culture in the Italian Renaissance 2
    -Fantastic Literature in Italy 1860s-1980s
    -Women's Everyday Life in Italy from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution
    -The Republic of Venice from c.1454 to 1571
    -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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