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History of Art and Architecture Graduate Certificate

History of Art and Architecture Graduate Certificate

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Study mode

Part time evening

Duration

1 year

Start date

03-OCT-22

Key information
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Qualification type

Graduate Certificate

Subject areas

Architectural History Art History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Graduate Certificate in History of Art and Architecture is an intensive conversion programme designed for students with a first degree in another subject who wish to pursue a Master's degree in the history of art or architecture.

On this course, you will gain the chance to work closely with internationally recognised experts who are defining the field conducting groundbreaking research in periods from medieval to contemporary and focusing on painting, sculpture, print culture, architecture, photography, digital art and museology. Our History of Art and Architecture Graduate Certificate is also enriched by museum and site visits, visiting speakers and screenings.

Over the course of the Certificate you will develop skills of visual analysis, critical thinking, academic writing and research experience that will prepare you to embark on further postgraduate study, for example our MA History of Art, MA History of Architecture, MA History of Photography, MA History of Art with Curating or MA Museum Cultures.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue careers in the creative arts, media and education. Possible professions include higher education lecturer, museum/gallery curator, or advertising account executive. This degree may also be useful in becoming a community arts worker, multimedia specialist, or higher education lecturer.

Read how undertaking our MA History of Art helped one student secure her dream job at Tate Britain.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Modules

This module will introduce you to the core study skills required for the history of art and architecture. You will learn to analyse painting, architecture, sculpture, photography and contemporary art, and consider key critical and theoretical issues that shape the practice of art history. You will work on applying these ideas, and exploring how they shape and reshape your understanding of the case studies that you will cover in the earlier part of the module. Towards the end of the module, you will progress towards independent study, and will build on the skills you have developed over the first two terms. Supported by workshops, you will develop your own extended essay on a case study of your choosing.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

3,010

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

5,460

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more