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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BA (Hons) Art History & Visual Culture and History

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Art History & Visual Culture and History Programme codeUFA3HPSHPS37
Study mode(s)Full Time
Level 1
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

This programme will give you a thorough grounding in the main themes and methods of Art History & Visual Culture and History. It will be of particular interest if your background or interests are in the history of art, creative practice, cinema, cultural history, philosophy, sociology, literature or modern languages, and it draws upon interdisciplinary research in visuality across these areas. Art History & Visual Culture and History enables you to divide your time equally between two related subject areas.

History at the University of Exeter gives you the tools you need to study the history that interests you.  It develops a broad foundation of skills and knowledge in the first year, builds on this in the second year as you begin to become an independent researcher, and culminates in the opportunity to produce highly specialised work in the final year, including the study of a particular subject in depth. There is a huge amount of module choice available to you, covering time periods from the Roman Empire to the early twenty-first century, and topics as diverse as migration and mobility, indigenous peoples in Latin America, the history of health and its politics, women in society, the Vikings, magic and witchcraft in early modern Europe, and histories of material things.

In Art History & Visual Culture, you will learn how to interpret works of art (including architecture and design) and visual images (including images, objects and practices) in order to understand contemporary and past societies and you will be able to follow your interests through a wide range of optional modules: you can choose to study art and material culture in ancient societies; look in detail at the way art history works; or focus on visual culture within a specific society or time period right up to the modern day. Modules are designed to provide you with a sense of the range and variety of artistic and visual works, and to encourage you to engage critically with these works understood in their historical and theoretical contexts. You will explore the media, techniques, and historical contexts relevant to the production of these works, the terminology used to describe and evaluate them and the institutions that present them to the public.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours.

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme aims to develop your competence in the subject specific and research skills required in both Art History & Visual Culture and History, through extended engagement with primary sources and methodologies, relevant critical material, and both theoretical and historical contexts. You will acquire a thorough grounding in the core principles of Art History and Visual Culture and History, through a programme which engages you imaginatively in the process of understanding and analysing complex sources and time periods, through study of both broad and detailed focus. Art History & Visual Culture and History will involve you in learning with broad historical coverage, content, and methodology: throughout the programme, you will study a wide range of art, film, literature, architecture, video, performance and digital arts, sculpture, architecture, and illustration, while also developing the skills necessary to analyse particular aspects of the past across a range of time periods and geographical areas.

You will also acquire advanced competence in core academic, personal and key skills, providing a basis for career progression in the academic and professional worlds. You will be exposed to a variety of teaching and assessment methods within appropriate learning environments, supported by feedback and monitoring. You will also be given an opportunity to develop your independent study skills through a piece of individual research, and to develop your professional skills through engagement with galleries, museums and the University’s own art and heritage collections.

The programme provides an intellectually stimulating, satisfying experience of learning and studying, and forms a sound basis for further study in Art History & Visual Culture and History or related disciplines. It aims to develop a range of subject specific, academic and transferable skills, including high order conceptual literacy and communication skills of value in graduate employment. Art History & Visual Culture and History, like other programmes offered within the College of Humanities, encourages you to become a global citizen, a productive, useful and questioning member of society, and provides thorough training for further study or a specialist career. You may utilise the skills you develop in a range of sectors, including heritage management, museums and galleries, arts administration, consultancy, market research, the civil service, education, teaching, new media industries, journalism and publishing, research, charities, information science, advertising and public relations.

4. Programme Structure

The BA Art History & Visual Culture and History programme is a 3-year full-time programme of study at Regulated Qualifications Framework level (RQF) level 6 (as confirmed against the FHEQ). The programme can also be studied part-time in up to six years. This programme is divided into three stages. Each stage is normally equivalent to an academic year.  

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studying/undergraduates/modules/

You may take optional modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module. Optional modules offered are subject to change depending on staff availability and student demand. You are expected to balance your credits in each stage of the programme, taking 60 credits from Art History & Visual Culture, and 60 credits from History.

You may take elective modules up to 15 credits outside of the programme in the first stage and up to 30 credits outside of the programme in the second and final stages as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

Stage 1


30 credits of compulsory Art History & Visual Culture modules, 45 credits of compulsory History modules, 30 credits of optional Art History & Visual Culture modules, and 15 credits of optional History modules.

 

Compulsory Modules

a You must select HIH1421 Understanding Medieval and Early Modern History OR HIH1422 Understanding Modern History.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HIH1137 Becoming a Historian: Core 15Yes
HIH1421 Understanding Medieval and Early Modern History [See note a above]30No
HIH1422 Understanding Modern History [See note a above]30No
AHV1011 Questions and Methods in Art History and Visual Culture 30No

Optional Modules

b select one of the three Art History & Visual Culture option modules

c select 15 credits from this list of optional History modules.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
AHV1005 Inside the Museum [See note b above]15No
AHV1009 Topics in Art History and Visual Culture II [See note b above]15No
AHV1012 Approaches to Art History and Visual Culture [See note b above]30No
HISS S1 new BA SH opt 2023-4 [See note c above]
HIH1002 Losing an Empire, Finding a Role: Britain Since 1945 15 No
HIH1014 The Body in Eighteenth-Century Britain 15 No
HIH1042 Murder in Early Modern England 15 No
HIH1043 The Collapse of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union 15 No
HIH1051 Everyday Life in the Anglophone Caribbean, c.1900-1966 15 No
HIH1053 Gender and Sexuality in the Middle Ages 15 No
HIH1138 Medieval, Manufactured? Uses and Reuses of the Middle Ages 15 No
HIH1408 The Dissolution of the Monasteries 15 No
HIH1411 From Wigan Pier to Piccadilly: Britain between the Wars 15 No
HIH1501 The Viking Phenomenon 15 No
HIH1505 The First Crusade 15 No
HIH1506 The First Day of the Somme 15 No
HIH1585 Ladies of the Night: Prostitution in the Victorian World 15 No
HIH1586 Early Modern Venice: Representations and Myths 15 No
HIH1597 Serfdom in Late Medieval England 15 No
HIH1600 Images of Stalinism 15 No
HIH1607 JFK 15 No
HIH1612 Renaissance Florence 1350-1550 15 No
HIH1614 Environment and Industry, 1750-1950: Global Perspectives 15 No
HIH1615 Imperial Science, Race, and Exploration in the Long 19th Century 15 No
HIH1616 Producing Poverty: Peasants in a Global Perspective, 700-1300CE 15 No
HIH1618 Body, Border, Partition: Understanding Violence in South Asia 15 No
HIH1140 Confinement, Care, Cure: Psychiatric Institutions in the Twentieth Century 15 No
HIH1539 Early Modern Things: Materials as Historical Sources 15 No
HIH1534 Maritime Power in the Age of Nelson 15 No
HIH1532 The History of Strategic Thinking 15 No
HIH1412 Early Modern Magic and Witchcraft 15 No

Stage 2


30 credits of compulsory Art History & Visual Culture modules, 30 credits of optional Art History & Visual Culture modules and 60 credits of optional History modules.

 

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
AHV2015 Art History and Visual Culture Field Study for Blended Learning 30No

Optional Modules

d Select 30 credits from Stage 2 Option Modules of Art History & Visual Culture, we recommend selecting at least one module from AHV2002 and AHV2007.

Select 60 credits from a single History Route A, B, C or D . You must take HIH2237 Doing History in the Digital Age if you intend to select HIH3005 History Dissertation or HIH3006 Research Dissertation in the final stage).

History Route A
2 History option modules. Art History & Visual Culture Dissertation in final stage

History Route B
HIH2002 Uses of the Past + 1 other History option. Art History & Visual Culture Dissertation in final stage

History Route C
HIH2237 Doing History in the Digital Age + 1 other History option. History Dissertation in final stage

History Route D
HIH2237 Doing History in the Digital Age + HIH2002 Uses of the Past. History Dissertation in final stage

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
AHV Stage 2 CH Option Modules 2023-4 [See note d above]
AHV2002 Debates and Contestations in Art History 15 No
AHV2013 Photography and Evidence 15 No
AHV2018 Comics Studies: Histories, Methodologies, Genres 30 No
AHV2021 American Photographs 15 No
AHV2022 Animals in Nineteenth-century Art and Visual Culture 15 No
AHV2208 Ideal Cities? Urban Cultures of Renaissance Italy 15 No
EAS2089 Creative Industries: Their Past, Our Future 30 No
AHV2007 Contemporary Visual Practices 15 No
AHV2009 The New York Avant-Garde 1955-1980 30 No
AHV2012 Revolutions: Art and Society in France, 1770-1848 30 No
AHV2019 Common Threads: Art, Craft and Activism 15 No
AHV2020 Deconstructing the Dutch Golden Age: Nationalism, Exceptionalism and Decline 15 No
MLF2066 Intimate Spaces of the French Enlightenment 15 No
MLM2003 Chinoiserie and Europeenerie: Artistic and cultural exchanges between China and Europe 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt A 2022-3 History Pathway A
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2036A Albion's Fatal Tree: Capital Punishment in England, 1688-1965 30 No
HIH2186A Deviants and Dissenters in Early Modern England 30 No
HIH2209A African American History 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2224A African Modernities: Popular Cultures in Twentieth Century Africa 30 No
HIH2234 Sailors, Slavery and Piracy: The Atlantic World, 1600 - 1800 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2587 The Other Renaissance: Religion, Knowledge, and Power in the Twelfth Century 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2037 American Frontiers: The West in U.S. History and Mythology 30 No
HIH2137A Inventing Modern Man: Constructions of Mind, Body, and the Individual, 1400-1800 30 No
HIH2138A History of Development: Ideologies, Politics, and Projects 30 No
HIH2145A Spain from Absolutism to Democracy 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2233 The British World c.1860-1975 30 No
HIH2591 Philip Augustus and the Making of France, 1180-1223 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt B 2022-3 History Pathway B
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No
HIH2037 American Frontiers: The West in U.S. History and Mythology 30 No
HIH2137A Inventing Modern Man: Constructions of Mind, Body, and the Individual, 1400-1800 30 No
HIH2138A History of Development: Ideologies, Politics, and Projects 30 No
HIH2145A Spain from Absolutism to Democracy 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2233 The British World c.1860-1975 30 No
HIH2591 Philip Augustus and the Making of France, 1180-1223 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt C 2022-3 History Pathway C
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2036A Albion's Fatal Tree: Capital Punishment in England, 1688-1965 30 No
HIH2186A Deviants and Dissenters in Early Modern England 30 No
HIH2209A African American History 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2224A African Modernities: Popular Cultures in Twentieth Century Africa 30 No
HIH2234 Sailors, Slavery and Piracy: The Atlantic World, 1600 - 1800 30 No
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2587 The Other Renaissance: Religion, Knowledge, and Power in the Twelfth Century 30 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt D 2022-3 History Pathway D
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No

Stage 3


0-30 credits of compulsory Art History & Visual Culture modules, 0-30 credits of compulsory History modules, 30-60 credits of optional Art History & Visual Culture modules, and 30-60 credits of optional History modules.

 

Compulsory Modules

Route A or B taken in Stage 2 - Select AHV3000 Art History & Visual Culture Dissertation.

Route C or D taken in stage 2 - Select either HIH3005 History Dissertation or HIH3006 History Research Dissertation.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
AHV3000 Art History and Visual Culture Dissertation 30No
HIH3005 General Third-Year Dissertation 30No
HIH3006 Research Project Dissertation 30No

Optional Modules

Route A or B taken in Stage 2 - Select 30 credits of Art History & Visual Culture Options. Select a Special Subject pair consisting of both a Sources and Context module for 60 credits.

Route C or D taken in stage 2 - Select 30 credits from the Concepts modules, or 30 credits outside History.  Select 60 credits of Art History & Visual Culture options.

If choosing option modules outside of your named subjects, you must make sure that your total for both History and Art History & Visual Culture is 90 credits each over the second and final year. This is to ensure you meet the requirements needed for the degree title.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
AHV Final Stage CH Option Modules 2023-4 Art History & Visual Culture Options
AHV3003 The Face 15 No
AHV3008 Performance Art 15 No
HUM3015 The Place of Meaning: Gardens in Britain and China 15 No
MLG3036 Dictatorships on Display: History Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 15 No
EAF3515 Something to See: War and Visual Media 30 No
EAS3245 The 21st Century Museum 30 No
EAS3421 Picturing the Global City: Literature and Visual Culture in the 21st Century 30 No
EAS3504 Surrealism and its Legacies 30 No
AHV3002 Understanding Space in Renaissance Italy 15 No
AHV3007 Global Modernisms 15 No
AHV3009 Paris to the World: Modelling the Modern City 15 No
AHV3012 Installation Art 15 No
AHV3016 Conceptual Art 15 No
AHV3017 'Queen City of Europe': Art, Culture and Society in Renaissance Antwerp, c.1500-70 15 No
HISS SF BA Sources and Contexts 2022-3 Special Subjects
HIH3042 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 (Sources) 30 No
HIH3043 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 (Context) 30 No
HIH3157 The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Sources 30 No
HIH3158 The Irish Revolution, 1912-23: Context 30 No
HIH3167 Violence or Non-Violence? Gandhi and Popular Movements in India, 1915-1950: Sources 30 No
HIH3168 Violence or Non-Violence? Gandhi and Popular Movements in India, 1915-1950: Context 30 No
HIH3170 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern Encounters with the Ancient World: Sources 30 No
HIH3171 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern Encounters with the Ancient World: Context 30 No
HIH3187 Everyday Stalinism: Life in the Soviet Union, 1928-53: Sources 30 No
HIH3188 Everyday Stalinism: Life in the Soviet Union, 1928-53: Context 30 No
HIH3250 Colonial Conflict and Decolonisation 1918-1975: Sources 30 No
HIH3251 Colonial Conflict and Decolonisation 1918-1975: Context 30 No
HIH3257 The Russian Revolution: Sources 30 No
HIH3258 The Russian Revolution: Context 30 No
HIH3266 Magic in the Middle Ages: Sources 30 No
HIH3267 Magic in the Middle Ages: Context 30 No
HIH3277 The Medieval Reformation: Sources 30 No
HIH3278 The Medieval Reformation: Context 30 No
HIH3298 Law, Politics and Society across the British Empire, 1750-1960: Sources 30 No
HIH3299 Law, Politics and Society across the British Empire, 1750-1960: Context 30 No
HIH3314 Governing the World: A History of Internationalism from WW1 to the Present: Context 30 No
HIH3315 Governing the World: A History of Internationalism from WW1 to the Present: Sources 30 No
HIH3316 The Holocaust and Nazi Occupation of Eastern Europe, 1939-1945: Context 30 No
HIH3317 The Holocaust and Nazi Occupation of Eastern Europe, 1939-1945: Sources 30 No
HIH3318 Health and its Politics in the 20th Century: Sources 30 No
HIH3319 Health and its Politics in the 20th Century: Context 30 No
HIH3324 Britain and Slavery: Sources 30 No
HIH3325 Britain and Slavery: Context 30 No
HIH3326 Reform, Resistance and Revolution, 1500-1750: Histories from Below: Context 30 No
HIH3327 Reform, Resistance and Revolution, 1500-1750: Histories from Below: Sources 30 No
HIH3132 The Body in Early Modern England: Sources 30 No
HIH3133 The Body in Early Modern England: Context 30 No
HIH3639 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822: Context 30 No
HIH3640 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822: Sources 30 No
HIH3635 The Population Problem: Conservation, Eugenics, and Food in the Twentieth Century (Contexts) 30 No
HIH3636 The Population Problem: Conservation, Eugenics, and Food in the Twentieth Century (Sources) 30 No
History UG Final Stage Concepts Concepts
HIH3329 The Future of History 30 No
HIH3330 Communications 30 No
HIH3331 Elites 30 No
HIH3332 Sexualities 30 No
HIH3333 Heroes 30 No
HIH3334 Civil Wars 30 No
HIH3335 Violence 30 No
HIH3336 Revolutions 30 No
HIH3337 Race 30 No

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Identify Art History & Visual Culture and History as broad subject disciplines.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the distinctive character of the descriptive terminology used in both Art History & Visual Culture and History.
3. Critically analyse recurring themes in History, such as class, gender, ethnicity, religion and war; trace and evaluate key developments within a topic and relate them to an overall conception of the subject matter.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of artworks, images and representations, performances and installations and relate them to issues in the wider context of cultural and intellectual history.
5. Show knowledge of the dominant concepts, methods and debates informing the study of Art History & Visual Culture and History.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural and socio-historic contexts in which historical documents, art works and other visual artefacts have been produced, presented and consumed.
7. Apply critical terminology and, where appropriate, linguistic, stylistic, and formal terminology to an understanding of both Art History & Visual Culture and History.

ILOs 1-7 are acquired through lectures, seminars, workshops, study groups, tutorials and other learning activities throughout the programme. The degree of specialisation of subject knowledge increases during the programme, culminating in the dissertation modules. Optional modules at final stage are most closely related to the research specialism of the staff teaching the module. The precise method of teaching varies according to each module. On team-taught modules you will normally engage in both lectures and seminar groups. In smaller options you will normally spend most of your contact time in seminar groups and workshops.

Your learning is further developed through engagement with assessments, following guidance from tutors and lecturers and through feedback on work submitted.

ILOs 2-3, 5 and 7 are specifically introduced in the Stage 1 modules ‘Introduction to the History of Art’, ‘Introducing Visual Culture’ and ‘Making History’ and reinforced in the range of option modules available at second and final stages. ILOs 4 and 6 are specifically introduced in the Stage 1 modules ‘Inside the Art Museum’ and ‘Visual Media’ and similarly reinforced through option modules available at second and final stages.

The assessment of all these skills is through a combination of term-time coursework, oral presentations, blogs, project and dissertation work.  The criteria of assessment pay full recognition to the importance of the various skills outlined.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

8. Apply critical skills in the close description and analysis of historical sources and visual artefacts.
9. Articulate knowledge and understanding of concepts and theories relating to Art History & Visual Culture and History
10. Evaluate the nature of various forms of evidence, demonstrating sensitivity to circumstances, authorship, production and intended audience.
11. Demonstrate responsiveness to the central role of language and visual media in the creation of meaning and a sensitivity to the affective power of language and visual media.
12. Communicate effectively and construct a coherent argument in both oral and written presentations.
13. Command a broad range of vocabulary and an appropriate critical terminology.
14. Apply bibliographic skills appropriate to the disciplines of Art History & Visual Culture and History, including accurate citation of sources and consistent use of conventions in the presentation of scholarly work.

These skills are developed throughout the programme in all modules. They are developed through lectures and seminars, written work, and oral work (both in presentation and seminar discussion), and reinforced through the range of option modules across all stages. They will culminate in the substantial and independent research skills demonstrated within the dissertation and (in History) the special subject modules.

ILOs 8 and 11, will be specifically introduced in the core module ‘Debates and Contestations in Art History’ and ‘Contemporary Visual Practices’. ILOs 9-10 and 12-14 are specifically introduced in the core modules, ‘Introduction to the History of Art’, ‘Introducing Visual Culture’ and ‘Making History. These modules ensure that you have a firm grasp of the range of academic skills that are required of you during the programme.

All these skills are assessed through a combination of term-time coursework, blogs, dissertations, and assessed presentations.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

15. Apply advanced literacy and communication skills in appropriate contexts including the ability to present sustained and persuasive written and oral arguments.
16. Analyse and critically examine diverse forms of discourse, both textual and visual.
17. Acquire and interrelate substantial quantities of complex information of diverse kinds, in a structured and systematic way, and involving the use of the distinctive interpretative skills of the subject areas.
18. Apply research skills for the retrieval of historical material, and gather, sift and organise this material independently and critically, evaluating its significance.
19. Interrogate and apply a variety of theoretical positions, and weigh the importance of alternative perspectives in a critical and self-reflective manner.
20. Exercise independent thought and judgment.
21. Engage with others through the presentation of ideas and information in groups, and work towards the collective negotiation of solutions.
22. Plan and execute written and other forms of project-work.
23. Complete tasks under time-constrained conditions and effectively manage deadlines and targets.
24. Employ IT skills, including the ability to access and assess electronic data via the internet and through other forms of interactive media.
25. Adapt and transfer the critical methods of the discipline into unfamiliar contexts, including a variety of working environments.

Personal and key skills are delivered through all modules, and developed in lectures, workshops, study groups, tutorials, work experience and other learning activities throughout the programme.

The assessment of these skills is through a combination of presentations and participation in seminars, log-books, web-based assessments, essays, other written reports/projects, and a dissertation.

ILOs 15-20 are also strongly developed in the course of written work produced through all stages. These assessments work on the principle of offering formative feedback to support the development of your written work within as well as between modules. Feedback on one assignment is intended to inform the next piece of work you undertake on the module; the next piece of work on the programme, or the future learning of graduates.

ILO 21 is associated especially with the range of group presentations taking place in modules during all stages. Group presentation assessment brings into focus an important range of skills for you, including sharing workloads, responsibility for tasks, team-working, collaborative and communicative skills. Individual contributions to group work are also assessed individually, most often in the form of a reflective presentation report.

ILOs 22-24 are also accomplished in the course of ‘real-time’ formal assessments such as presentations, which occur through the programme.

ILO 25 is particularly related to the optional module ‘Humanities in the Workplace’, and to the range of work conducted in the field through Art History & Visual Culture and History options.

7. Programme Regulations

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

All students within Art History & Visual Culture and History have a personal tutor for their entire programme of study and who is available at advertised ‘office hours’. There are induction sessions to orientate students at the start of their programme. A personal tutoring system will operate with regular communication throughout the programme. Academic support will be also be provided by module leaders. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff. 

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

College of Humanities (CHUM)

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

Not applicable to this programme.

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Art History & Visual Culture and History

19. UCAS Code

VV31

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

Level 1
Level 1

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/10/2015

Date of last revision

20/09/2023