Introduction to History of Art II: Enlightenment to Contemporary

Module code: HA1113 
Module co-ordinator: Dr Thomas Frangenberg

Module Overview

This module provides you with an introduction to the purposes, aims and problems of studying the History of Art through an overview of European Art and Architecture from the Rococo to Contemporary art.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this first year module students should be able to:

  • Identify the broad outlines of formal developments in painting, sculpture and architecture from c.1600 to the present day, recognising some of the fundamental reasons for breaks with past practices
  • Discriminate between works of art on the basis of internal evidence for their date and authorship
  • Recognise and correctly assign works of art and architecture to their correct chronological period, comparing and contrasting them to others
  • Demonstrate this competence, by assigning appropriate reasons, in written work


  • 20 hours of lectures
  • 9 hours of seminars
  • 171 hours of guided independent study

Assessment Method

  • Essay, 2,000 words (50%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (50%)