Why Study History of Art and Film at Leicester?
• All of our lecturers publish books and papers on their specialist subjects, meaning that your teaching will be informed by the very latest in ground-breaking research.
• Our study visit to Italy in the second-year of the course offers an opportunity, unrivalled by any other English university, to study in Rome, Siena and Florence as an undergraduate with a specialist lecturer accompanying and guiding you the whole time.
• Our teaching methods mean you will be taught in a mixture of lectures and small seminar groups, almost always under a dozen, an ideal size for detailed discussion of images and texts. At final-year level, you will receive one-to-one guidance from a specialist on the subject of your dissertation. In Italy, you will be a member of a group of fewer than 20 students.
• Our degrees allow you to study History of Art from the medieval period to the present. We have experts across the spectrum and our lecturing and tutorial staff have many decades of experience in teaching. In Film Studies, we have particular expertise in US and British Film and television.
• You will have regular opportunities to hear from and meet those working in the subject, to enhance and inform your career prospects. In Film Studies, we offer a specialist module taught by a Film Journalist.
• You can choose to study History of Art separately, combine it with Film Studies or English. If you choose to study Film, you can study it separately, combine it with History of Art or with English.
Our available degrees:
- BA History of Art
- BA Film Studies and Visual Arts
- BA History of Art and English
- BA Film Studies and English
- BA Film and Media Studies
The University Library has a large collection of films on DVD. There is a University Film Theatre used for lectures and screenings. Other facilities include the Arts Faculty Multimedia Centre and our department’s own Slide Room.
Why Study in Leicester?
Leicester's cultural quarter is home to a well respected independent cinema, The Phoenix, showcasing a wide variety of films and digital exhibitions.
The New Walk Museum and Art Gallery holds one of the best collections of German Twentieth century art outside of Germany.