Art and the City Part Two (V4048B)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The module forms part of the Second Year teaching for the Art History single honours programme and all joint honours programmes with Art History. In week 5 of the Spring term, Art History students go on a compulsory Study trip to Rome.

Art and the City is concerned with the physical and social contexts for the production and consumption of works of visual art and is built round a geographical case studies of the city of Rome.

This course aims to provide detailed study of art in a single city across a broad timeframe (Classical to Contemporary). It focuses on the spaces in which art is situated rather than on specific objects in museum collections. It lays emphasis on how to understand art in its physical context, and how to record it.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: