Art history - exchange modules

Discover why art from the past still matters to our modern society. The Tate galleries attract more than seven million visitors each year, and a Leonardo exhibition sells out as quickly as a music concert. You’ll investigate all aspects of visual culture, from paintings and sculpture to film and photography. Our connections with high profile, international art institutions will immerse you in the intriguing world of art, past and present, and prepare you for a career in this fascinating field.

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying art history at the University of Plymouth. To get a feel for studying art history and for short descriptions of module content, take a look at BA (Hons) Art History

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Appointments are generally available Monday to Friday between 10.00 - 11.30 and 14.00 - 15.30 on a pre-arranged basis.

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits (recommended for non-majors)

Semester 1:

  • ARHI406: Lives and Afterlives of Renaissance Artists
  • ARHI411: Continuity and Change in Western Art
  • ARHI414: Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture

Semester 2:

  • ARHI412: Image of the Artist
  • ARHI413: Modernisms and Modernities
  • ARHI415: Cultural Practices in Context

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits (recommended for majors)

Semester 1:

  • ARHI505: Dawn of a Modern Century in Art, 1900 - 1950
  • ARHI508: Questions in Contemporary Art History
  • ARHI502: Collecting & Exhibiting Cultures in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • ARHI501: Self-reflexivity in Western art and visual culture

Semester 2:

  • ARHI506: International Field Trip (year-long exchanges only)
  • ARHI507: Victorian Values
  • ARHI515: Power, Patronage and Ideology: Aspects of Renaissance Art
  • ARHI514: Regimes and revolutions: European art, 1750-1850

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits (can only be taken by majors and only with approval of the module leader)

Semester 1:

  • ARHI604: Dawn of a Modern Century in Art, 1900 - 1950
  • ARHI620: Questions in Contemporary Art History

Semester 2:

  • ARHI607: Victorian Values
  • ARHI619: Power, Patronage & Ideology: Aspects of Renaissance Art