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Programme Specification for the 2024/5 academic year

BA (Hons) Art History & Visual Culture and History with Study Abroad

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBA (Hons) Art History & Visual Culture and History with Study Abroad Programme codeUFA4HPSHPS45
Study mode(s)Part Time
Full Time
Academic year2024/5
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.

The History side of the programme builds on a broad foundation in the first year, to highly specialised work in the final year, including the study of a particular subject in depth. There is a huge amount of module choice covering time periods from the Roman Empire to the 1960s and topics as diverse as the Vikings, early medieval empires, British politics since 1900, women in society, the Norman conquest, magic and witchcraft in early modern Europe and reformation London.

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.

This programme is studied over four years. The first two years and the final year are university-based, and the third year is spent at a university abroad on an approved programme of study.

Advice and guidance on your programme can be sought from your personal tutor and programme director. All staff offer regular office hours that you can drop into without a prior appointment for this purpose.

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.

The programme also offers you the opportunity to develop your skills and capabilities (including linguistic skills, where appropriate) through the pursuit of study in another University in a different geographical and cultural setting.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

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 30 credits outside of the programme in any stage of the programme 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, 15 credits of compulsory History modules, 30 credits of optional Art History & Visual Culture modules, and 45 credits of optional History modules.

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

select either AHV1005 and AHV1009, or AHV1012, selecting 30 credits in total.

select one module from the group of Understanding History modules.

 select 15 credits from this list of optional History modules.

 

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HIH1400 Making History 15Yes
AHV1011 Questions and Methods in Art History and Visual Culture 30No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
AHV S1 BA CH opt 2022-3 [See note a above]
AHV1012 Approaches to Art History and Visual Culture 30 No
AHV1005 Inside the Museum 15 No
AHV1009 Topics in Art History and Visual Culture II 15 No
HIH1410 Understanding the Medieval and Early-Modern World [See note b above]30No
HIH1420 Understanding the Modern World [See note b above]30No
HISS S1 BA CH opt 2022-3 [See note c above]
HIH1014 The Body in Eighteenth-Century Britain 15 No
HIH1043 The Collapse of Communism in Central-Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union 15 No
HIH1138 Medieval, Manufactured? Uses and Reuses of the Middle Ages 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
HIH1586 Early Modern Venice: Representations and Myths 15 No
HIH1597 Serfdom in Late Medieval England 15 No
HIH1614 Environment and Industry, 1750-1950: Global Perspectives 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

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

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

select 30 credits from this list of Art History & Visual Culture modules (including HUM2000 and HUM2001 Humanities in the Workplace); we recommend selecting at least one module from AHV2002 and AHV2007.

select 60 credits from the lists of optional History modules in Pathway A, B, C or D (including HUM2000 and HUM2001 Humanities in the Workplace; you must take HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources if you intend to select HIH3005 History Dissertation in the 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 2023-4 [See note e above]
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2019A Science, Technology and Medicine in the Cold War 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2111 Mediterranean Maritime Supremacy, 1500-1700 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2184A From Conquest to Communism: Central Asia under the Russian and Soviet Empires, 1730-1945 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2210A The Russian Empire, 1689-1917 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
THE2224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 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
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
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2041 The First Welfare State? England's Poor Law, 1520-1835 30 No
ARA2147 Classical Islamic History 15 No
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt B 2023-4 [See note e above]
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
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
HIH2590 An Age of Iron? Europe in the Tenth Century 30 No
HIH2041 The First Welfare State? England's Poor Law, 1520-1835 30 No
ARA2147 Classical Islamic History 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
ARA2016 Magic and the Abrahamic Religions 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt C 2023-4 [See note e above]
HIH2014A Decolonisation and the Collapse of the British Empire, 1919-1968 30 No
HIH2032A Europe 1650-1800: From Enlightenment to Romanticism 30 No
HIH2218A Religion, Society and Culture in Tudor England 30 No
HIH2592 Science, Empire, and Natural History Museums: A Global Perspective 30 No
HIH2011A Forgetting Fascism, Remembering Communism: Memory in Modern Europe 30 No
HIH2019A Science, Technology and Medicine in the Cold War 30 No
HIH2111 Mediterranean Maritime Supremacy, 1500-1700 30 No
HIH2179A The American Empire 30 No
HIH2184A From Conquest to Communism: Central Asia under the Russian and Soviet Empires, 1730-1945 30 No
HIH2185A China in the World, 1500-1840 30 No
HIH2208A Medieval Paris 30 No
HIH2210A The Russian Empire, 1689-1917 30 No
ARA2171 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 30 No
ARA2170 A History of the Modern Middle East, 1900-2014 15 No
ARA2001 From Holy Text to Sex Manuals in the Medieval Middle East 15 No
SML2209 Music in Medieval Europe 15 No
THE2224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
ARA2135 Conflict and Peacemaking Palestine/Israel 15 No
HISS S2 BA CH opt D 2023-4 [See note e above]
HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources 30 No
HIH2002 Uses of the Past 30 No
HUM HUM2000-HUM2001
HUM2000 Humanities in the Workplace 30 No
HUM2001 Humanities in the Workplace 15 No

Stage 3


120 credits of compulsory modules.

For your year abroad you will agree a suite of modules in your host institution with the College Study Abroad Coordinator. Details of individual modules that may be taken whilst abroad can be found by accessing the partner institution’s factfile at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/international/abroad/where/ and navigating to the “Course Requirements” section of that factfile where a link to the modules on offer in the partner institution is displayed.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
HAS3999 Study Abroad (HASS) 120Yes

Stage 4


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

Subject to choosing 120 credits for the stage overall, you must:

select a Dissertation in either Art History and Visual Culture or History: AHV3000 or HIH3005 (you cannot choose more than one module from this group). To select HIH3005 History Dissertation, you must have taken HIH2001 Doing History: Perspectives on Sources at stage 2.

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
AHV3000 Art History and Visual Culture Dissertation [See note f above]30No
HIH3005 General Third-Year Dissertation [See note f above]30No

Optional Modules

if selecting HIH3005, select 60 credits from this list of optional Art History & Visual Culture modules.

if selecting AHV3000, select a 60 credit History Special Subject.

if selecting HIH3005, select 30 credits from this list of optional Comparative History modules in Pathway B.

 

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
AHV Final Stage CH Option Modules 2023-4 [See note g above]
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
History UG Final Year Special Subjects 2024-5 [See note h above]
HIH3415 Everyday Stalinism: Life in the Soviet Union, 1928-53 60 Yes
HIH3416 Critics of Empire 60 Yes
HIH3417 The Yes, Minister Files: Perspectives on British Government since 1914 60 Yes
HIH3422 Street Protest and Social Movements in the Modern Era 60 Yes
HIH3426 Health and its Politics in the 20th Century 60 Yes
HIH3430 From the Grand Tour to Gladiator: Modern encounters with the ancient world 60 Yes
HIH3433 Beyond Cannibalism: Indigenous Peoples and the European Colonisation of Brazil, 1500-1822 60 Yes
HIH3434 The Body in Early Modern England 60 Yes
HIH3436 Engendering Empire: Making the British Imperial World 60 Yes
HIH3437 Death to the Traitors: Rebellion and Resisting Tyranny in the Middle Ages 60 Yes
HIH3438 The Rise of Capitalism in Britain 1660-1830 60 Yes
HIH3439 Women's Experience in Britain: Race, Class and Gender since 1945 60 Yes
HIH3441 Britons Abroad: The Experience of Travel, c. 1650-1900 60 Yes
HIH3442 From Its Cradle to Its Grave? The National Health Service in Britain, 1948-Present 60 Yes
HIH3444 Them and Us: Imagining the Social "Other" in Britain since the 1880s 60 Yes
HIH3450 Decolonisation and Colonial Conflict 60 Yes
HIH3451 Borders and Mobilities in Postcolonial South Asia 60 Yes
HIH3452 Whiteness: A Global History 60 Yes
HIH3448 Britain and the Age of Revolution, 1775-1832 60 Yes
HISS SF BA Comparative 2023-4 [See note i above]
HIH3632 Violence 30 No
HIH3633 Revolutions 30 No
HIH3617 News, Media and Communication 30 No
HIH3634 Race, Resistance, and Decolonisation 30 No
HIH3619 Sexualities 30 No
HIH3626 Heroes: Conceptions, Constructions and Representations 30 No
HIH3628 Civil Wars 30 No
HUM HUM3000s
HUM3002 Aliens Abroad: Science Fiction in Global Literature 15 No
HUM3015 The Place of Meaning: Gardens in Britain and China 15 No
HUM3016 Book Publishing: Principles of Book Commissioning, Editing and Design 30 No
HUM3003A Hacking the Humanities: How to Plan and Run Successful Digital Projects 15 No
HUM3003 Hacking the Humanities: How to Plan and Run Successful Digital Projects 30 No
HUM3004 Transforming the Tablet: Digital Approaches to Ancient Text and Artefact 15 No
HISS SF BA Co-listed 2023-4
MLG3036 Dictatorships on Display: History Exhibitions in Germany and Austria 15 No
SML3014 Socialist Thought and Practice in Latin America and Africa 15 No
MLR3027 The Making of Underground Russia, 1825-1917 15 No
THE3224 Modern Jewish History and Thought 30 No
ARA3047 Oral History: Principles and Practice 15 No
ARA3048 Oral History: Principles and Practice 30 No
ARA3136 The History and Political Development of Iraq 15 No
ARA3140 The Kurds: History and Politics 15 No
ARA3162 Britain in the Middle East, 1798-1977 15 No
ARA3197 The Arabian Nights: Perception and Reception 15 No
ARA2161 The Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 15 No
ARAM251 Esotericism and the Magical Tradition 30 No
ARC2123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15 No
ARC3123 Sustainability and Collapse in Past Societies 15 No
ARC2401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15 No
ARC3401 Understanding the Landscape of Medieval Britain 15 No
ARC2406 Medieval Castles in Context 15 No
ARC3406 Medieval Castles in Context 15 No
ARC2120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15 No
ARC3120 Things and Us: Ancient and Contemporary Material Culture 15 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 1-3 are specifically introduced in the ‘History Foundation’ module, ‘Understanding the Medieval and Early Modern World’, and ‘Understanding the Modern World’, and are reinforced through the programme. 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 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. Essays and presentations are especially significant within the programme because they assess each of the skills, ILOs 1-7. The assessment criteria explicitly recognise the 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.

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.

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 the portfolio of assessed essays and other 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

Programme-specific Progression Rules

To progress to Stage 2 you must also achieve an average mark of at least 60% in Stage 1, otherwise you will be required to transfer to the relevant three-year programme. This is to ensure that only those students who are likely to succeed in their Year Abroad are selected.

The Year Abroad counts as a single 120-credit module and is not condonable; you must pass this module to graduate with the degree title of BA Art History & Visual Culture and History with Study Abroad. If you fail the Year Abroad module your degree title will be commuted to BA Art History & Visual Culture and History. You will be assessed by your host university during your academic year abroad with their grades converted back to Exeter grades to contribute towards your degree classification. The rules governing failure and referral will be determined by the host institution.

Classification

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

10. Admissions Criteria

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

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

0

18. Final Award

BA (Hons) Art History & Visual Culture and History with Study Abroad

19. UCAS Code

VV32

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

[Honours] History
[Honours] History of art, architecture and design

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/10/2015

Date of last revision

29/10/2021