GCSE grade 4 or above in English and one other Humanities subject. No previous knowledge of Art History is required. Students who wish to study this course do not have to have any practical artistic skills as it is based on written research and direct observation.
There are a huge range of careers from museums, galleries, PR and Marketing, Law, Diplomacy and education in a global world. All businesses today rely on both word and image and this course develops your ability to move between the two with skill and confidence. Art History A level also provides an exciting opportunity to develop a life long interest and understanding in some of the most spectacular buildings, painting and sculpture that surrounds us.
It develops critical and analytical thinking, good communication skills and supports the improvement and sophistication of students’ essay work.
These are key skills that will be useful to any university degree and future professional role.
There are a wide number of excellent universities who offer Art History for study at degree level – either as a stand alone subject, or in combination with another subject – for example a language or English/History.