Access to Arts & Social Sciences: History of Art ADED11410E

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

The course provides an introduction to the academic study of the History of Art, focusing on key skills and ideas essential to Level 1 courses in the College of Arts.


2 hours per week for 20 weeks

Semesters 1&2: Tuesdays, 18.30-20.30

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





One essay (1500 words) (25%)

One essay (1000 words) plus linked presentation (25%) 

Final 60-minute examination (50%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To put in place basic understanding and skills appropriate to Level 1 undergraduate study in the College of Arts and knowledge and understanding of the academic discipline of the History of Art.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students should be able to:

■ Identify key themes in the history of art and analyse the artistic techniques employed;

■ Correctly and confidently use key terminology of this field of study;

■ Write essays in an appropriate academic form;

■ Communicate responses to relevant topics in group discussion.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.