The Masters focuses on the act of making and everything that encompasses: materials, techniques, intentions, context and concept. You will study treatises and other testimonies on artistic practice and reconstruct historical recipes and modern techniques to understand artists' materials, practices and aesthetic choices. You will develop transferable skills and a thorough understanding of the science and conservation that supports the interpretation of artworks.
You will learn about the change and preservation of cultural heritage, as well as exploring issues of authenticity. Technical art history is an exciting and rapidly growing field involving art historians, scientists and conservators, which also branches out to economics, social history and philosophy.
A minimum 2:1 Honours degree in History of art or another relevant subject. You should also submit a writing sample of 2000-3000 words, a CV, and a personal statement.
Applications from science and engineering are welcome and will be assessed on a case by case basis.
College of Arts
History of Art