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History of Art AS/A Level at Godalming College

Course description

History of Art will appeal to all students who have an interest in the visual culture of the past and present. In the first year of the course you will learn about the development and significance of the traditions of Western Art. You will develop the ability to explore and respond to art works and to understand how and why they were created.

The principal aim of the course is to allow the student to develop their own critical judgement and become well versed in the history of both art (including architecture) and artists. The History of Art specification offers an introduction to art history and an in-depth research that will readily complement further study at university. The course provides an opportunity to research painting, sculpture and architecture from a variety of artistic periods. These include Greek antiquity, Michelangelo and the Renaissance through to the Cubism of Picasso and the Pop Art of Warhol.

Course assessment: Two written exam papers in each year.

Entry requirements

GCSE C or above in English. No previous knowledge of art history is required. Students who wish to study this course do not have to have any practical skills either as it is based on written research and direct observation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Godalming College directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years