Art on Site: Place, Identity, Meaning (V4136)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

Art on Site is concerned with the close analysis of works of art out on site rather than in the seminar room, along with the physical, cultural and social contexts in which art is produced and consumed. It provides you with an introduction to the rich and diverse opportunities available to study art in situ that Brighton and the surrounding area provides.

The module is structured around a series of specific case studies, selected both to highlight some of Brighton’s main resources and to represent broader issues central to the study and understanding of Art History. Sites of Art will take in a wide selection of sites, ranging from those specifically designed to house and present works of art, such as museums and galleries, to buildings and spaces that serve alternative functions, such as churches and houses. The module will also pay close attention to art’s relationship to the built environment, looking at issues relating to architecture and planning.


72%: Practical (Fieldwork)
28%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 29 hours of contact time and about 121 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: