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Art History, Theory & Contemporary Culture (with Professional Practice Year) BA (Hons)




What will I learn?

Our fascinating, in-depth BA (Hons) Art History, Theory and Contemporary Culture degree course will take you on a journey to discover the contexts in which contemporary art emerged from modern and postmodern practices in Europe and the USA after the Second World War - and how it established itself across the Americas, Africa and Asia. As you study, you'll explore the growth of global contemporary art and the evolution of culture since the beginnings of decolonization in the 1950s.You'll also learn about the ways in which contemporary art has been made, consumed - understanding the roles played by museums, galleries, auction houses, educational institutions and more - and thought about globally over the last century.You'll graduate with extensive knowledge of the current state of contemporary art and its likely evolutionThis degree has the option of integrating an International Foundation or Foundation Year to begin your studies, and includes a Professional Practice Year, giving you the opportunity to experience industry first-hand between the second and third year of your studies. Related courses:- BA (Hons) Fine Art - Canterbury (with Professional Practice Year)- BA (Hons) Fine Art - Farnham (with Professional Practice Year)

Which department am I in?

School of Fine Art, Crafts and Photography

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£16,950.00 (US$ 20,447) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 September 2023



New Dover Road,



CT1 3AN, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have one of the following: US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus SAT scores (if taken in 2016 or later) of 1160 or better; US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus SAT scores (if taken before 2016) of 1600 or better; US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus two or three Advanced Placement tests with scores of 3 or better; US High School Diploma with GPA 3.0 or better, plus ACT scores of 24 or better.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University for the Creative Arts

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is a specialist institution offering leading courses across subjects in the arts, technology, and business.

  • 2nd largest provider of arts education in the UK
  • An hour or less from campus to central London
  • International student community from more than 90 countries
  • Best art and design university for research in UK (REF, 2021)

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