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
While I strongly believe York is the best place in Yorkshire for art and architecture, I want to bring your attention to the hidden gem that is Sheffield. Being an hour (give or take) away from York, it offers a few less advertised areas that might be of interest to the fellow art historian. First of … Continue reading Hidden Gem of Yorkshire
Starting a degree can be a tricky business, regardless of the subject you decide on. It’s this reason that I’m writing this blog post, so that instead of reading about tutors talking about how good the course is, you can hear it from a real student (plus get all the nitty-gritty details no tutor wants … Continue reading 10 things I wish I knew before starting my History of Art degree
You don’t want to be the person that brings a trailer or a minibus (cough Alice, my housemate) of things to halls. There is a difference in what you want and what you need. Try and make a list and plan what you need. That mini ironing board you needed even though the flat has a … Continue reading What do you actually need to bring to halls?