Starting your course Once Freshers’ Week is over, and the start of the course is official, try not to overthink whether or not the course will be difficult. That is the first thing my friends and I worried about upon arriving in York. I wish I knew that it was normal to feel some anxiety, … Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before Coming to York to Study History of Art
Hi! I’m Alizée, I study Curating and Art History. I’m an international student, and despite having lived in York for a year before the start of my course, I wasn’t very familiar with much of the art that the city offers. Field trips have been a huge part of me falling in love with York and its surroundings and I’ve decided to document these lovely places, objects and favourite moments through a blog post. The outings around York and Leeds have been a real highlight of my modules and I think field trips offer so many opportunities to learn how to think critically about the art and architecture around us, and also to make friends. Through the visits, I realised you don’t need to go very far to find interesting objects and buildings hiding amazing stories, and that you can find many clues about what they mean or represent from observation.
York is an incredible place to study the history of art! Aside from the course, there are so many opportunities – like hundreds of societies to join. York is unique in that it offers a large range of modules to choose from. This allows you to specialise and really focus on what interests you. More … Continue reading Look forward to History of Art at York
7am As a first year Curating and Art History undergrad at York, I start my week with lectures on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesdays are my favourite days because I have my curation seminars. More often than not, we’ll be out of the university on an exciting field trip to a gallery or museum. This particular … Continue reading Wednesday as an Art Historian
Hi there! I’m Aneeska, a second year History of Art undergrad. I chose York because of the welcoming nature of the department on the open day. I have really enjoyed my time in York so far, and the support and great opportunities on offer from the department has really made my experience!
Hello, I’m Aneeska, a second year History of Art undergrad at York! Stay tuned to hear about my regular day. I hope this will give you more of an insight into life at the University of York! Mornings I currently live off campus. One of the joys of being in second year is that you … Continue reading My Typical Day as a History of Art student – see what York has to offer!
Writing a ‘day in the life of a History of Art student’ profile is a challenging task for me. As a research scholar sponsored by The Friends of York Art Gallery, a college tutor for Vanbrugh College and a member of the SHADY (Studies in the History of Art Department at York) committee, everyday of … Continue reading A day in the life of a History of Art MA student
To be honest, you probably read the title of this and thought ‘oh god, not that question again’. We’ve all been there, especially when your degree is not a mainstream one. Following a chat with one of my fellow art historians, I have come to the conclusion that career paths, unless you know what you want … Continue reading “What do you want to do after uni?”
One thing that I can promise studying at York will do is encourage you to rewrite your bucket list. Being a lover of the canonical arts, before I started doing history of art at York my list was fairly standard: visit the Vatican to see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling; go to the National Gallery; visit MoMA, … Continue reading New and Improved History of Art Bucket List
Sticking with the list theme of a previous post, here are seven reasons why I’d suggest taking on a History of Art degree. Enjoy! 7. You’re doing something different There’s not a lot of people that can actually say they have a degree in History of Art, so it’d be an interesting conversation starter. Join … Continue reading 7 Reasons to do a History of Art degree