Why study art history with the OU?

At The Open University we have been teaching art history to thousands of students since 1975. Join them and be a part of creative, inspiring and challenging way of looking at and engaging with objects. Study art history with a difference, study with the OU, because:

About our modules

Art History at the OU has adopted a broad approach to the teaching of art history, enabling students to study modules of both an interdisciplinary and single-disciplinary character. Our modules are concerned not just with the history and theory of art, but also with the analysis of a diverse range of media including painting, sculpture, photography, prints, architecture, installations, film and video art. The core modules are organised in levels. Students are encouraged to progress from first through to second and third level modules.

A taster for one of our modules: art and global histories

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