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HISTORY OF ART & FINE ART - Undergraduate degree programme information - www.eca.ed.ac.uk
(MARCH 2021)

                                     Welcome to the School of History of Art   3
This brochure is based on
                                     Our degree programmes                     4
a traditional campus-based
teaching model, however our          Why choose Edinburgh?                     5
actual teaching model for 2021–
2022 will depend on Covid-19         Introduction to your degree               6
restrictions at that time. We will
                                     Detailed degree content
provide you with regular updates
on what to expect throughout the        History of Art MA (Hons)               8
application process.
                                        Fine Art MA (Hons)                     12
For up-to-date information,
please visit:                        Example year by year degree content       14

www.ed.ac.uk/UGteaching2021-22       Teaching                                  18

                                     Facilities                                20

                                     Careers                                   22

                                     Alumni profile                            24

                                     History of Art & Fine Art reading lists   26

                                     Frequently asked questions                28

HISTORY OF ART & FINE ART - Undergraduate degree programme information - www.eca.ed.ac.uk

History of Art explains why the world looks the way it
does. Choose to study with us and you’ll join a lively
community ready to explore works of art across an
exceptional range of historical periods and contexts.

You’ll learn how to interpret images and objects of
almost every conceivable kind; how to analyse and
interpret works of art, how to write vividly and
critically about them, and how to carry out large-
scale independent research.

You’ll benefit from behind-the-scenes access to
Edinburgh’s renowned art galleries and museums,
and will have the opportunity to take up work
experience in one of the city’s collections before
following in the footsteps of graduates at work in
leading cultural organisations around the world.

If you select Fine Art, you’ll combine the study
of History of Art with Art Practice. Our highly
regarded Fine Art degree programme is unique
in terms of its five-year duration and the equal
weighting given to both aspects of the programme.
As a Fine Art student you’ll work in purpose-
built studios, across the full range of art practice
disciplines before going on to develop your ideas
with a team of staff from the School of Art and
History of Art.

HE A The r p u lli a m

HISTORY OF ART & FINE ART - Undergraduate degree programme information - www.eca.ed.ac.uk
Single honours 5-year undergraduate          Joint honours 4-year undergraduate
degree programme                             degree programmes

MA (Hons) Fine Art                    W150   MA (Hons) French
                                             & History of Art                     RV13
                                             MA (Hons) German
Single honours 4-year undergraduate
                                             & History of Art                     RV23
degree programme
                                             MA (Hons) History of Art
                                             & Architectural History              V360
MA (Hons) History of Art              V350
                                             MA (Hons) History of Art
                                             & Chinese Studies                    TV13
Studying a joint degree programme from       MA (Hons) History of Art
History of Art                               & English Literature                 VQ33
                                             MA (Hons) History
A joint degree programme is a great way      & History of Art                     VV13
to study two subjects at the same time,
                                             MA (Hons) History of Art
and can offer many benefits:
                                             & History of Music                   VW33

_ A joint degree qualification shows        MA (Hons) History of Art
   employers that you can work across        & Scottish Literature                VQ35
   a range of disciplines.                   MA (Hons) Italian
                                             & History of Art                     RV33
_ You study two subjects and can choose     MA (Hons) Russian Studies
   courses from across both areas.           & History of Art                     RV73
                                             MA (Hons) Spanish
                                             & History of Art                     RV43

                                             Watch our video on joint degree
                                             programmes at:


HISTORY OF ART & FINE ART - Undergraduate degree programme information - www.eca.ed.ac.uk

1           ou will work alongside leading
           academics, many of whom are
           involved in curating or displaying
                                                       4      he University’s own Talbot Rice
                                                             Gallery exhibits work by leading
                                                             contemporary artists alongside
           their work at major international                 important historical collections.

           art exhibitions.

                                                              dinburgh’s remarkable museums,
            ur range of teaching specialisms
           O                                                 its Unesco-listed architecture, and
           is one of the broadest in the UK and              its vibrant contemporary art scene
           covers everything from Celtic and                 makes it a great place to study
           early Islamic art, to contemporary art            History of Art.

           and the current global art market.
           We also have specialisms in medieval               t ECA, history of art works
           and Renaissance, early modern, and                alongside academics and researchers
           both 19th and 20th century art. We                who are actively involved in all
           also teach about Chinese, Japanese                areas of studio practice – making art,
           and Indian art, and have broad and                design of all kinds, and constructing
           up-to-date coverage of contemporary               buildings.
           art theories and politics.

3          I n Year 3, you will have the
            opportunity to apply for work
            experience in one of the city’s
            collections, and gain behind-
            the-scenes access to Edinburgh’s
            renowned art galleries and
            museums. You will also have the
            opportunity to study abroad.

Ta bby Ca r l e s s -Fr os t,   MA (HONS) HISTORY OF ART STUDENT
HISTORY OF ART & FINE ART - Undergraduate degree programme information - www.eca.ed.ac.uk

Award/s                                       Reading lists

MA (Hons)                                     Your reading list will be available in
                                              Studying abroad
The University’s Central Area
Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)                We offer undergraduate students the
                                              opportunity to undertake a wide range
Awarding body                                 of international experiences. Living and
                                              studying abroad can broaden your
The University of Edinburgh                   horizons, enhance your academic
                                              perspective and help you make the most
Duration                                      of your time as an undergraduate student.
                                              All modern languages joint honours students
4 years for History of Art                    spend a year abroad learning their chosen
5 years for Fine Art                          language, but even those not studying
                                              a language have a range of Go Abroad
Academic year                                 options open to them:

Comprises two semesters:                      www.ed.ac.uk/global/go-abroad
September to December
January to May

                                              ECA Hunter Building.
                                              Photo: Federica Mentasti.
Usually available after your consultation
with your Personal Tutor and elective
selection, in the first week of Semester 1.
Scheduled teaching can take place on any
day of the week, but Wednesday afternoons
are usually reserved for sport and cultural

HISTORY OF ART & FINE ART - Undergraduate degree programme information - www.eca.ed.ac.uk
Everything you need to know about electives

For most of our degrees, because of the four-   During Welcome Week, the Academic Fair
year degree structure, electives allow for a    is a chance to see all the courses on offer
breadth of study both within ECA and across     and discuss them in more depth, but we
the College of Arts, Humanities and Social      do encourage you to explore elective ideas
Sciences.                                       before joining us in September. Towards the
                                                end of your first week, your Personal Tutor
Your choice of electives may be based on        will help to check available places and enrol
enhancing or complementing your degree,         you onto your chosen electives.
or you may choose something totally
unrelated, based purely on interest.

History of Art lecture.
Photo: Ben Shmulevtich.


This degree programme is for you                Year 1
if you are interested in art and visual
culture and the histories and ideas that        You will study History of Art 1A and 1B, ,
they embody. You do not need to have            covering a diverse range of art and visual
studied Art History before, but you             cultures, from the seventh to seventeenth
will be curious to learn about new              century. The courses examine works
ideas, places and times that will               produced in Europe, the Middle East,
challenge the way you see the world.            India and Japan.

Our intention is to produce graduates           If you study history of art with another
who have an informed and nuanced                subject as part of a joint programme, you will
understanding of artistic practice and visual   study compulsory courses from that subject
and material culture at different historical    and may be able to choose one elective from
periods, who also possess an extensive and      another subject area.
well-based knowledge and understanding
of art history and its methods of study.        Year 2

www.eca.ed.ac.uk/history-of-art-ma              You will study History of Art 2A and 2B,
                                                which begins with the art of the eighteenth-
                                                century Enlightenment in Europe and
                                                continues until the contemporary art
                                                market in China.

                                                As in first year, you will be able to choose
                                                two electives from related fields such
                                                as architectural history and classical art
                                                or, alternatively, from unrelated subjects
                                                available across the University.

                                                If you are studying history of art with
                                                another subject as part of a joint programme
                                                you will take compulsory courses from
                                                that subject and may be able to choose
                                                one elective.

Year 3                                             Year 4

You will start to specialise and can either        You will select courses that build on your
focus solely on history of art or choose one       subject choices in third year. Again, you
or two courses from other academic areas.          can choose solely history of art courses or
If you are studying history of art with            additionally choose one or two courses from
another subject as part of a joint programme       other academic areas. You will also write
you will take specialist courses from that         a dissertation (8 – 10,000 words).
                                                   More information
All students will complete either a placement
within a gallery or cultural institution or        You can find more detailed information
a major independent project that focuses           on all our History of Art degrees on the
on skills relevant to careers in history of art.   online Degree Finder, including detailed
Study abroad is possible in your third year.       information on programme structure and
                                                   entry requirements:

History of Art lecture.
Photo: Ben Shmulevtich.                            undergraduate/2021/degrees

Students and staff at National
           Museum Scotland.
    Photo: Ben Schmulevitch.


This five-year undergraduate programme      Year 1
combines the studio practice of fine art
with the academic study of the history      Your study is equally weighted between the
of art. It is unique in its duration and    history of art and art practice in first and
in the fact that equal weight is given to   second year.
each side of the programme during your
studies.                                    First year includes the study of painting,
                                            sculpture, photography and intermedia.
Our intention is to produce graduates
who have a professional understanding       You will follow studio and research courses
of artistic practice and who also possess   with projects that introduce different
an extensive and well-based knowledge       methods, materials and approaches to
and understanding of art history and        art practice.
the methods of its study.
                                            Within history of art, you will take History
While undertaking your practice-based       of Art 1A and 1B and one more semester-
study you will work in purpose-built        long course that you will choose. These
studios in a friendly and challenging       courses cover the period from the fall of the
creative practice environment. Your other   Roman Empire to the end of the Counter-
studies will be spent with students from    Reformation.
a wide range of arts and humanities
subjects studying the intensive art         Year 2
history component of the programme.
                                            In second year you will be encouraged
www.eca.ed.ac.uk/fine-art-ma                to develop your work through materials
                                            and media appropriate to your ideas. You
                                            will also study History of Art and choose
                                            additional courses.

                                            Within the studio you will begin to study
                                            with a more focused range of materiality
                                            and practices. Regular seminar discussion
                                            will provide links between art history and
                                            studio methodologies. Within history of art,
                                            you will take History of Art 2A and 2B and
                                            choose an elective course.

Year 3                                           Year 5

The emphasis shifts from projects to             You will write a history of art dissertation
deadlines and you will have the opportunity      on a topic of your choice. This is submitted
to engage in external projects and events,       early in the second semester. The major
alongside extended periods of supported,         part of the year, two thirds of your time,
independent study. You can apply for an          is taken up with research, and production
international exchange in third year.            of your work in the art studios. This
                                                 work culminates in the production
Within history of art you will study the         and presentation of your artwork at
writing of art history and may choose from       the public Degree Show exhibitions.
a wide variety of specialist topics including
aspects of ancient, medieval, renaissance        More information
and modern art in Europe, and also of
Islamic and Chinese art, or contemporary         You can find more detailed information
art history and theory courses, covering         on all our History of Art degrees on the
cutting-edge practices in the 21st century       online Degree Finder, including detailed
in an international context.                     information on programme structure and
                                                 entry requirements:
You will write an independent history
of art project in both third and fourth year.    www.ed.ac.uk/studying/
Year 4

In fourth year you will continue to extend
your studio practice with structured tutorials
and seminars. The emphasis shifts from an
even split between art and history of art, as
in your first to third years, to spending two
thirds of your time studying history of art
courses in fourth year. A Critical Portfolio
course in history of art is the main element
of study in this year.

Year 2
CONTENT FOR MA (HONS) FINE ART                   History of Art compulsory courses:
& MA (HONS) HISTORY OF ART                       History of Art 2A: Reason, Romance,
                                                 Revolution: Art from 1700 to 1900 20 credits

This is an example year by year degree           History of Art 2B: From Modernism
content for our MA (Hons) History of             and the Avant-Gardes to Post-
Art and MA (Hons) Fine Art degrees.              modernism and Globalisation     20 credits
Please note that the MA (Hons) Fine
Art degree is a five year Undergraduate          Fine Art compulsory courses:
degree and the Year 5 content is specific        As for History of Art, plus
to this degree.                                  Art Practice 2                     40 credits

Year 1                                           History of Art students will select 80 credits
                                                 of option courses and Fine Art students will
History of Art compulsory courses:               select 40 credits from across the College of
History of Art 1A: Art and Belief                Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
in Europe, 500 to 1700            20 credits
                                                 Year 3
History of Art 1B: Art at the
Crossroads of World Cultures                     History of Art compulsory courses:
600 to 1700                        20 credits    Analysing Art History: Texts,
                                                 Objects, Institutions, Part One 20 credits
Fine Art compulsory courses
as for History of Art, plus:                     Analysing Art History: Texts,
Art Studio 1A                      20 credits    Objects, Institutions, Part Two    20 credits

Art Studio 1B                      20 credits    Fine Art compulsory courses:
                                                 Analysing Art History: Texts,
History of Art students will select 80 credits   Objects, Institutions, Part One    20 credits
of option courses and Fine Art students will
select 40 credits from across the College of     Art Practice 3                     40 credits
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
                                                 Plus, 20 credits from either Artistic Research
                                                 – Themes and Methods or Contemporary
                                                 Artistic Research.

                                                 History of Art students will select 80 credits
                                                 of option courses and Fine Art students will
                                                 select 40 credits from courses within History
                                                 of Art and Architectural History. History of
                                                 Art students may select up to 40 credits of
                                                 their option courses from across the College
                                                 of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences.
Sample History of Art option courses                 Fine Art compulsory courses:
(please note courses may change from year            MA Fine Art 4 Studio and
to year and this list is not exhaustive):            Research                           40 credits
History of Art Work Placement 20 credits
                                                     Analysing Art History: Texts,
Contemporary Artistic Research 20 credits            Objects, Institutions, Part Two    20 credits

Sexual Politics and the Image        20 credits      History of Art students will select 80 credits
                                                     of option courses and Fine Art students will
CR Mackintosh: Architecture and                      select 60 credits from courses within History of
Design in Edwardian Scotland 20 credits              Art and Architectural History. History of Art
                                                     students may select up to 40 credits of their
Romanticism to Expressionism         20 credits      option courses from across the College of Arts
                                                     Humanities and Social Sciences.
Rosslyn Chapel – Art, Architecture,
and Experience in Late Medieval                      Sample History of Art option courses
Scotland                        20 credits*          (please note courses may change from year
                                                     to year and this list is not exhaustive):
Antiquity Recovered: Imag(in)ing                     Stars, Robots, and Talismans:
Pompeii and Herculaneum          20 credits          Science, Magic & Medieval
                                                     Islamic Visual Culture             20 credits
* Rosslyn Chapel has received an unusual level
of popular attention when compared with other        Art, Culture and Inequality        20 credits
historic buildings in the British Isles. Regularly
described as ‘mysterious’ and ‘intriguing’, it is    Expressionism, Dada, Bauhaus
often misunderstood or reinterpreted. This course    and Beyond                         20 credits
examines the 15th century art and architecture
of Rosslyn in detail, encouraging nuanced,           The Renaissance Body               20 credits
historically grounded perspectives on this much-
praised and puzzled-over church. Because the         Blood, bones, and bodies:
medieval church was a multimedia experience,         Buddhist relics in Asia            20 credits
Rosslyn is explored holistically. The course
analyses its architecture, sculpture, and evidence   Curating Contemporary Art:
of liturgical performances (including music) in      Histories, Theories and Practice 20 credits
order for students to understand how they came
together to create a functional whole.               Year 5 – MA (Hons) Fine Art only

Year 4                                               Compulsory courses:
                                                     Fine Art Dissertation              40 credits
History of Art compulsory courses:
Dissertation (History of Art and                     MA Fine Art Studio 5               40 credits
Combined Degrees)                40 credits
                                                     MA Fine Art Research 5             40 credits

                                                     Plus participation in the Degree Show.
ECA Degree Show.
Photo: Gareth Easton.


When you arrive you will be assigned
a Personal Tutor who can offer
assistance and advice throughout
your academic journey, including
advice on choosing your electives,
what to do if you need to take time
out, or need advice when personal
circumstances affect your work.

History of Art teaching                            Fine Art teaching

We use a mixture of teaching methods               As a Fine Art student, you will divide your
including lectures, tutorials and workshops,       time equally between Art and History of Art.
many of which take place in Edinburgh’s            In Art, the majority of teaching and learning
galleries and museums.                             is through experiential projects of differing
                                                   time-frames and complexity, situated in the
In your first and second year, lecture             studio environment. Conceptual, material
audiences may be as large as 150, but tutorial     and technical issues are explored through
sizes are typically 10-12 students. You’ll also    seminars, lectures, tutorials and critiques.
take part in peer learning groups, where
you will discuss art and ideas together with       Throughout the programme, you will
fellow students. During third and fourth year,     participate in exhibitions and live projects
you’ll start to specialise and will be taught in   and will be encouraged to experiment in the
small groups with emphasis on discussion           studio and beyond. Within History of Art,
and participation.                                 you will take compulsory elements of the
                                                   programmes in the first two years, before
If you choose to undertake a work                  working on more specialised courses in
placement in third year, you’ll gain               third and fourth year. In the first half of fifth
invaluable experience in an art-related            year, you will conduct independent research,
institution within the city. Alternatively,        writing a dissertation of 10,000 words on
you may choose an independent project              a topic of your choosing, supervised by
such as the Critical Portfolio, for which          a member of staff who is an expert in that
you will write a series of critical reviews of     field. The rest of your final year is spent in
exhibitions you have seen. In fourth year, in      preparation for your degree show.
addition to taught courses, you will conduct
your own independent research and write a
dissertation on a topic of your choice under
the guidance of a supervisor, who is an
expert in the field.

Assessment                                   Please note

Assessment can take the form of project      This brochure is based on a traditional
work, coursework, exams, participation in    campus-based teaching model, however
group events and presentations. In third     our actual teaching model for 2021–2022
and fourth year you will complete at least   will depend on Covid-19 restrictions at
one independent project, and a longer        that time. We will provide you with regular
dissertation in your final year.             updates on what to expect throughout the
                                             application process.
In Fine Art we conduct continuous
assessment throughout the year, to give      For up-to-date information, please visit:
meaningful feedback and to encourage
experimentation in the studio and beyond.    www.ed.ac.uk/UGteaching2021-22

History of Art students at Scottish
National Gallery.


Edinburgh is home to world-class               Foundry and casting room
collections of historic and contemporary
art that are integral to our teaching.         These facilities are provided for both cold
In addition, the University’s own              and hot casting processes, allowing you to
gallery, the Talbot Rice Gallery, is           work on small as well as large-scale pieces.
one of Scotland’s leading public               In the cold casting area you can work with
spaces for contemporary visual art.            plastic, wax, and flexible rubber moulds,
The University is also home to an              among others materials. In the hot casting
exceptional Fine Arts Collection,              and foundry you can work with non-ferrous
containing more than 1,200 items,              metals like bronze and aluminium using
notable for its Dutch and Flemish art          investment casting techniques.
of the 17th and 18th centuries, Scottish
portraits, and modern Scottish art.            Metal workshop

You will also have access to the vast          This workshop is equipped to deal with
University of Edinburgh library, one of        both large and small-scale projects, with
the largest academic libraries in the world,   a variety of hand tools, welding torches,
which is open and staffed 24 hours a day.      and automated machinery for constructing
And if all of that’s not enough, you can       prototypes and final pieces. You will be
walk to the National Library of Scotland       encouraged to develop manual skills such as
(a library entitled to receive copies of       welding and folding, as well as having access
all books published in the UK) to access       to the use of the steel guillotine and CNC
their collection of six million volumes.       plasma cutter, which cuts metal precisely
                                               based on work created with design software.
Fine Art students work alongside students
on our BA programmes, and make use of          Foundry and casting room.
our spacious and well-lit studios. Here you
will quickly build a supportive, creative

ECA offers a diverse range of studios and
workshops, libraries and collections, and
places to perform and show your work.
What’s more, we encourage creativity
and skills development, so all of our
college-wide technical facilities can be
accessed through prior arrangement and
discussion with relevant staff, irrespective
of your core discipline.

Studios                                         Wood workshop

Purpose-designed studios are situated           This large wood workshop hosts a huge
throughout our Lauriston Place campus and       range of machinery and hand tools for the
provide a bright, airy space for working.       cutting, shaping, and general fabrication
They are also used for displaying student       of woods, as well as metals, plastics, and
work and hosting exhibitions and events.        cardboard. The work that goes on here can
                                                be for anything from architecture models
Photography suite                               and art pieces, to costume design and
                                                furniture products.
The suite has studios equipped for taking
photographs, dark rooms for developing in       Explore our facilities and virtual tours
a variety of sizes and formats, a finishing     online at:
and mounting room, and a computer suite
containing Hasselblad scanners.                 www.eca.ed.ac.uk/facilities
Printmaking suite
                                                Printmaking suite.
The printmaking suite provides a host of
facilities for traditional and contemporary
printmaking processes. The comprehensive
range of techniques available include: screen
printing, letterpress, lithography, intaglio,
relief printing and monotype, Risograph
and Gocco printing.

Metal workshop.


History of Art and Fine Art graduates           Our services
can be found at work nationally and
internationally, often holding highly           The University’s Career Service looks to
influential positions in all aspects            enhance your university experience from
of the art world.                               the moment you arrive, not just in your
                                                final year, so we encourage new students to
Studying History of Art prepares                engage with our services from day one.
you for a wide-range of careers such as
curatorship in galleries and museums, art       We’re here to inspire and empower you to
journalism, publishing, art dealing, heritage   be the best you can be and fully develop
management and auctioneering. Some              your potential. We will support you to gain
graduates use their skills and experience       experience that will enhance your personal
for careers in management or teaching after     development and employability, alongside
additional training, while others proceed to    your academic studies. In an increasingly
postgraduate study in Edinburgh and other       competitive employment environment, we
leading universities.                           offer many opportunities to gain the skills
                                                and experience that will ensure you are
As a Fine Art student, you will graduate        as well prepared as possible to achieve
with a professional understanding of artistic   a satisfying and rewarding future.
practice, and an extensive knowledge and
understanding of art history, and this opens    _ A dedicated careers consultant for your
up considerable career opportunities. Our          School offering targeted information
Fine Art graduates frequently establish            resources, newsletters and one-to-ones.
themselves within workshops and studios
often building international reputations and    _ Information and advice in person via our
achieving considerable success.                    drop-in centre in the Main Library, and
                                                   available 24/7 via our websites, blogs
                                                   and social media.

                                                _ Careers consultations.

                                                _ CV and applications advice.

                                                _ Careers events: job fairs, themed events,
                                                   volunteering, creative careers, sustainability,
                                                   IT, and much more.


Information and advice

The Careers Service also offers support
with additional opportunities available
to students during their time with us.

_ Volunteering opportunities within the
   University and beyond it.

_ Go Abroad opportunities.

_ The Edinburgh Award – get recognition
   on your final transcript for additional
   work and extracurricular activities you’ve
   been part of during your time with us.

_ Part-time and vacation jobs, internships,
   graduate jobs and more, via our dedicated
   job site:

https://mycareerhub.ed.ac.uk                    ECA Main Building.
                                                Photo: Nicky Regan.


                        L i l ly P u g h

                        History of Art
                        MA (Hons), 2015

                        Researcher for
                        Broadcast, London

Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is an           My final dissertation was a rewarding
impressive school with a broad range of        experience; I did an interdisciplinary
subjects. The truth is we don’t know what      research project including Cultural Studies,
we’re interested in until we start studying    Visual Culture and Urban Studies, as well
it, and ECA gives you a lot of scope for       as History of Art. It was amazing to have
exploration. When I started out I was          free reign to apply what I had learnt.
very focused on the earlier history courses,
but I qualified with a specialism in           What has helped me the most since
Contemporary Art.                              graduating is the confidence my degree
                                               has given me; when I graduated, I felt like
I like how Edinburgh’s small size allows       I could do anything. More generally, critical
you to build really close friendships. We      thinking and a good understanding of
were able to develop lots of projects and      visual media and a creative mindset are
play around with all the available spaces.     all invaluable in the fields of production
It was very productive. I found the most       and digital media, where I now work.
challenging part of the course trying to get
to grips with philosophical and theoretical
texts. It really made me examine my own
thought processes.


The Torrie Collection.
                     Talbot Rice Gallery.
© The University of Edinburgh, EU 0645.
                       Photo: Chris Park.


Here are selected books from our first       ECA’s social media channels
year reading list to help you take
your first steps into what it’s like to
study history of art and fine art both
practically and theoretically.               www.instagram.com/edinburghcollegeofart

Ways of Seeing
John Berger, 2008                            www.facebook.com/ECA.edinburgh

Ways of Curating
Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2014                     twitter.com/eca_edinburgh

Art in Modern Culture: An Anthology
of Critical Texts                            vimeo.com/channels/ecavideos
Francis Francina & Jonathan Harris, 1994

The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists   www.linkedin.com/school/edinburgh-
Mary Jane Jacob & Michelle Grabner, 2010     college-of-art

Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernist,
Hal Foster & Rosalind Krauss, 2016

Art History: The Basics
Grant Pooke & Diana Newall, 2008

World Art Studies: Exploring Concepts
and Approaches
Wilfried Van Damme et al, 2011

A Brief History of Curating
Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2008

Beyond Objecthood: The Exhibition
as a Critical Form since 1968
James Voorhies, 2017

Introduction to Art Criticism
Kerr Houston, 2013                                                         Intermedia, Art Tasting.
                                                                            Photo: Ben Smulevitch.

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_ Where can I find out more about Student Life?

_ Where can I find information for offer holders?

_ Where do I apply and track my application?
   http://track.ucas.com                                     Front cover: Little Sparta, a garden created
                                                             by Ian Hamilton Finlay. Photo by Callum
_ What financial support can I apply for?                   Bennetts, Maverick Photo Agency.


_ What information can I get about facilities and
   support services?

_ Where can I find out about sports facilities?             We have made every effort to ensure the
   www.ed.ac.uk/undergraduate/sport                          accuracy of the information in this brochure
                                                             before going to print. However please check
                                                             online for the most up-to-date information.
_ Where can I find out more about transport in and
                                                             If you require this document in an alternative
   around the city?                                          format, please contact:
   http://transportforedinburgh.com                          histart@ed.ac.uk
                                                             Printed on FSC mixed source stock.
_ Where can I find out about Covid-19 disruptions?          This brochure can be recycled after use.
   edin.ac/covid19                                           © The University of Edinburgh 2021.
                                                             No part of this publication may be
                                                             reproduced without written permission
                                                             of the University. March 2021 / Issue 13.

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