History of Art

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An enjoyable course which explores how historical, religious, literary and cultural contexts shaped and changed the objects being studied.

Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to History of Art.


Overview 🔗
This is the History of Art section of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website 🔗 This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources. The most important of them is the Faculty of History of Art undergrad prospectus 🔗 🌟, which gives a general overview of what studying History of Art at Cambridge is like.

Resources and Other Programs suggested by the Department of History of Art 🔗, including a link to the ARTiculation Prize, an annual Art History speaking competition for students aged 16-19

Unofficial Prospectus 🔗 This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a History of Art student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Kettle's Yard gallery 🔗 Have a look at these resources available from the University’s modern and contemporary art gallery, Kettle’s Yard.

Application Resources

Reading Lists 🔗 These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ 🔗 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

Admissions test specification 🔗

InsideUni History of Art interview experiences 🔗 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!