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BA History of Art Offer Holders 2021


Congratulations on your offer!

We are excited that you are considering studying at The Courtauld.

We have added a range of resources, including lectures, blogs, interactive resources, and more, so you can find out more about The Courtauld and the BA History of Art programme. Over the next few months, we look forward to welcoming you to a range of online events.

We will be adding more resources to this page, so please continue to check for updates. If you have any questions, please see please see our FAQs below, and do not hesitate to contact our Admissions team or contact a current student.

Quick links: Offer Holder eventsCourtauld community events Foundations lectures Student lifeStudents, faculty & alumniVideosThe Courtauld GalleryFAQs

Offer Holder events

The following events are exclusive to Offer holders, and we will email the passwords to you before each event.

BA History of Art Offer Holder webinar

Led by Dr Wenny Teo, Head of Admissions, and Alex Hawkins, Admissions Manager. Watch a recording of the to find out more about The Courtauld, the course, resources, support, careers, and more.

Watch the recording here

The Courtauld Great Room. © Nissen Richards Studio

The Courtauld Gallery: run-up to reopening

Join Professor Sussan Babaie, Professor in the Arts of Iran and Islam, in conversation with Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, while they discuss a range of topics in the run-up to the reopening of The Courtauld Gallery this autumn – including how you can use the Gallery during your studies.

Wednesday 14 April, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

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Decolonisation Reading Group

The Research Forum will host mini decolonising reading groups on Friday 16 April to give you the opportunity to explore art history, curation, conservation and museum studies through a decolonising lens. You are encouraged to read Dan Hick’s ‘The Brutish Museums’ in preparation of the event.

Joining information will be sent to you beforehand.


BA History of Art Offer Holder Q&A webinar: Ahead of the UCAS acceptance deadline on 10 June, you may have some final questions about studying at The Courtauld. Our panel, led by an academic, Admissions and a student, will  answer any questions that you may have, whether it is related to your studies, student life, living in London, and more. Wednesday 26 May, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

Conservation at The Courtauld: Join Austin Nevin, Head of Conservation, and Aviva Burnstock, Professor of Conservation, to find out more about the Conservation department, what happens in our Conservation studios, and the projects our department have been involved with. Wednesday 9 June, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

Courtauld community events

In addition to Offer Holder events, we would like to invite you to a range of events that are exclusive to students and staff at The Courtauld.

Alumni Insights events: Each Zoom event will focus on a sector or role, with alumni who have relevant and current experience speaking about their day-to-day work, their first steps into the role and tips and suggestions for how others can follow a similar path.

Recordings of previous events: Charity & non-profitAuction House professionals LawCommercial Arts

Research Forum events:

You can explore all Research Forum events here

Foundation Lectures

In the Autumn term, you will take the Foundations Course, an introduction to different periods, themes and media in history, from the Classical world to today. You can experience three recorded lectures, delivered by Professor Jo Applin.

Find out about student life

A week in the life of a BA student

Read the blog

Moving away from home?

Our student’s tips for moving

Studying Art History for the first time

Read Rosie’s experience

Meet our students, faculty, and alumni

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Meet our students

Read about their experiences

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About our faculty

Explore our faculty list

Explore our alumni

Read our Alumni stories

Watch our videos

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What makes The Courtauld unique?

Find out from The Courtald community

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Why does Art History Matter?

Hear from our academics

Research Forum events

Catch up with recorded events online

Explore The Courtauld Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

How many places are on this programme in 2021/221?

There are up to 100 places on the BA History of Art for 2020/21 entry.

What are the term dates?
How many contact hours are on this programme?

Contact hours, in the form of lectures, seminar, tutorials and off-site teaching, will total 9 – 12 hours.

Students are expected to attend lectures, seminars, tutorials, galleries and to complete their own private study. In total, this is expected to take at least 21 to 26 hours per week.

What does a typical timetable look like?

Please see a BA History of Art example timetable, written by a current student.

This is based on 2019/20, and may not reflect your timetable. Timetables change from year to year.

Can I study a language as part of the course?

Yes, all students have a chance to study a language in their first year. In years 2 and 3, additional language courses can be accessed at LSE with a discount.

Can I access the reading list?

We are currently reviewing our reading list and will email this to you and update this page in the spring.

Do you offer an exchange programme or study abroad?

We currently do not offer study abroad, or exchange programmes.

Which campus will I be taught at?

Most teaching and learning will take place at Vernon Square, but after The Courtauld Gallery reopens, some teaching may take place in Somerset House. Future plans are for The Courtauld to return to Somerset House – should this happen within your time at The Courtauld, we will give you 12 months’ notice.

Where can I found out about accommodation?
What financial support can I access?

The following support is open to UK Undergraduate students:

  • Student loan
  • Bursary
  • Scholarship

Find out more here.

In addition, once you start your studies, we have a Hardship Fund available to provide short-term emergency funds to meet the immediate financial needs of current students.

Can I contact a current student?

Yes, please submit your question here and a current BA History of Art student will get back to you soon.

I am international student - what do I need to know?

You can find support for international students, including guidance on visas, English language requirements, and more, on our international student pages.

Can I visit Vernon Square campus?

We are currently looking into holding small group campus tours once COVID-19 restrictions permit. Under current government guidelines, this may be possible from 17 May onwards. We will email you with details closer to the time.

Do you have a virtual campus tour?

You can see our campus during term-time in this video, and view pictures of our Vernon Square campus here.

I have questions about the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on my application.

Our Admissions team are working remotely, and processing applications as usual.

Please see our COVID-19 FAQs for more general information.

When will The Courtauld Gallery reopen?

The Courtauld Gallery will reopen in late 2021 – find out more.

Can I work while I study?

Many students work part-time to gain valuable work experience and
supplement their income. They may also embark on full-time internships
during the holiday periods.

If you are an international student, Tier 4 requirements stipulate that you can work 20 hours a week during term time, and 40 hours a week during non-term time.

I have further questions - who should I contact?

If your question relates to your offer, or is related to Admissions, please contact:

If your question relates to any events, or other content on this page, please contact:

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