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In the History of Art course at Oxford, we explore artefacts produced in many different times and places, from ancient Rome to contemporary London, and from Ming Dynasty China to Renaissance Italy. Indeed, the degree is designed to provide an introduction to a wider range of art (including from cultures beyond Europe and North America) than is available in any other single course in Britain. Students will not only become experts in the historical interpretation of images, but they will also learn to analyse critically visual and material culture in general. The ‘visual literacy’ skills learned in the degree have broad applicability in a variety of professional settings, as well as being lifelong sources of personal enlightenment.
Oxford has unsurpassed resources for studying art from cultures throughout the world. In addition to the Ashmolean Museum, Christ Church’s own Picture Gallery and other university collections, the city and its environs offer excellent examples of British architecture – including several in Christ Church itself. There is a dedicated History of Art tutor at Christ Church, and students will be able to interact with undergraduates in the College studying related subjects such as Fine Art or History. Students also have access to the College’s Art Room. Christ Church thus offers a very welcoming and stimulating environment in which to study the History of Art.
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Christ Church is a particularly good college for Fine Art students with both an Art Room and a specialist Art Tutor. The Bachelor in Fine Art is taught at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art,
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