We are internationally recognised for our teaching and research in
art history, from the Renaissance and 18th-19th century art to modern and contemporary art,
including curating and art from Latin America.
Our courses in art history and curating allow you to study your passion
firsthand in a stimulating and friendly environment while developing key professional skills
and experience for a wide range of careers.
Our School includes the Centre for Curatorial Studies, which offers courses in curating theory
and practice at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We have an on-campus gallery
Art Exchange and are also home to
Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA), the largest of its kind in Europe.
Why art history at Essex?
Our Centre for Curatorial Studies is a research and teaching unit based in our School that focuses on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology.
BA Curatorial Studies
Our new BA Curatorial Studies degree provides you with the expert knowledge and practical skills for pursuing
careers in curating, gallery management and museums and combines class-based learning with hands-on experience.