Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment

GCE History of Art

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3 good reasons to choose our qualification:

  1. New content on Visual Analysis and Interpretation
  2. Increased flexibility and opportunity to design your own course from updated historical sections
  3. Pathways include architecture, archaeology, curation, as well as creative and cultural industries

This specification is for first teaching from September 2016.

History of art explores some of the most significant developments in western art, architecture and design from classical Greek and Roman times to the end of the twentieth century. It brings to life, in visual form, aspects of human history such as society, religion, philosophy, politics, science and technology. It ranges from learning about whole societies to understanding the enduring impact of individual innovators and visionaries. For today's increasingly visual society, it develops skills in interpretation, analysis, critical appraisal and communication.