Art history - exchange modules

Discover why art from the past still matters to our modern society. The Tate galleries attract more than seven million visitors each year, and a Leonardo exhibition sells out as quickly as a music concert. You’ll investigate all aspects of visual culture, from paintings and sculpture to film and photography. Our connections with high profile, international art institutions will immerse you in the intriguing world of art, past and present, and prepare you for a career in this fascinating field.

Included below is a list of all modules available for exchange students studying art history at the University of Plymouth. To get a feel for studying art history and for short descriptions of module content, take a look at BA (Hons) Art History

First year modules

All modules are 20 credits (recommended for non-majors)

Semester 1:

  • ARHI401 - Intensive introduction to art history
  • ARHI402 - Art historiography

Semester 2:

  • ARHI403PP - Art history and its objects (4 weeks)

Second year modules

All modules are 20 credits (recommended for majors)

Semester 1:

  • ARHI508 - Questions in contemporary art history
  • ARHI510 - Art after 1950
  • ARHI511 - Studies in 20th century European art 

Semester 2:

  • ARHI501 - Self-reflexivity in western art and visual culture

Third year modules

All modules are 20 credits (can only be taken by majors and only with approval of the module leader)

Semester 1:

  • ARHI612 - Art after 1950
  • ARHI615 - Studies in 20th century European art 

Semester 2:

  • ARHI601 - Self-reflexivity in Western art and visual culture 
  • ARHI618 - Regimes and revolutions: European art 1750-1850