Visual literacy is a key skill in our contemporary, global world. Studying Art History will enable you to grasp the part that art, architecture and design have played in everyday life in both the past and present.
Art history is also an enjoyable and challenging way to develop and enhance critical thinking and a variety of skills applicable to every walk of life. Be inspired – spread your visual wings!
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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:
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.