Art and the City II (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.


100%: Lecture


100%: Coursework (Portfolio)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 41 hours of contact time and about 109 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 2024/25. 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: