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The study of Art History looks at various forms of art from paintings and drawings to ceramics and sculptures and aims to interpret the meaning behind their existence and understand the artistic concepts that have been used.
Art History

Drawing and painting can be seen as one of the earliest forms of expression. From cave drawings, to ancient hieroglyphics - expressions of art can be traced through every historical period.

The study of Art History looks at various forms of art from paintings and drawings, to ceramics and sculptures.  It aims to interpret the meaning behind their existence and understand the artistic techniques that have been used.

Throughout your course in Art History you will gain experience in analyzing different types of art, understand the basic history of art as it unfolded around the world, and learn about the different movements from the Renaissance to Postmodernism. 

From this subject, you will not only grasp a strong concept artistic movements, but of history itself. You will learn how art is a reflection of a time and place, and the ways in which meanings become constructed. You will learn the importance of context and the interlacing of people and place which can never be divorced. Overall, it will teach you how to understand the development of history and how it influences culture.