Art history degrees
Art History at Essex offers a variety of degree options for Undergraduate, Masters and PhD study.
We have an enviable reputation for the friendliness of our staff and for devoting close personal attention to individual students
and their needs.
In the latest Student Satisfaction Survey (SSS), we were awarded scores of 100% for the quality of our teaching and the academic support we provide.
As well as our annual Florence visit, our courses give you opportunities to study abroad at a variety of international universities, including the Ecole du Louvre in Paris.
Close to the London art world
Colchester is just an hour by train from the centre of the London art world. You wil have regular opportunities to participate in gallery visits to see exhibitions in major venues such as Tate Modern, the National Gallery, and the Royal Academy of Arts.
There is a highly flexible gallery space on campus called Art Exchange, which hosts regular exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as the degree shows of students studying for the MA in Gallery
Studies and Critical Curating.
The Essex Collection of Art from Latin America
The university houses The Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA), which includes more than
600 works by major modern and contemporary artists, an extensive archive, and is the largest collection of its kind in Europe.
Colchester is home to Firstsite contemporary art gallery. Designed by Uruguayan architect Rafel Viñoly, Firstsite hosts an ongoing programme of exhibitions, as well as talks, films, performances and workshops.
Art History Library and other facilities
Our Art History library includes specific resources for our students, as well as IT and photocopying facilities, and private study areas. There is a common room for use by all students, as well as a study area for MA Gallery Studies students and a study area for Research students.
Last updated: 11 March 2013.