Experiencing works of art at first-hand and in the original is an essential part of studying Art History.
Close to London
Our proximity to London (one hour by train) means that students can enjoy regular visits to all
the major national museums and galleries, as well as benefitting from the numerous temporary exhibitions that London has
Most undergraduate modules include two gallery visits per year as part of our teaching; because
these visits are compulsory, your travel to London is subsidised and you can reclaim a major portion of your train
fare from the School.
Venues we visit regularly include the National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, the
Courtauld Institute Galleries and (for special exhibitions) the Royal Academy of Arts.
Art in Colchester
You can also see regular exhibitions of contemporary art at the University's Art Exchange gallery, as well as at Firstsite, which is located in the centre of Colchester (ten minutes by bus from campus) and includes a dedicated exhibition space for the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA).
Last updated: 03 January 2013.