Combining still and moving images, advanced academic study and practical skills development, the BA in Visual Arts and Film at Durham spans historical periods from classical Rome to the present, and is almost global in its geographical reach.
You will have the opportunity to study not only Western art, film, and visual culture, but that of the Middle East, Russophone Eurasia, and East Asia. The very conceptions of the visual and the image students will explore in the programme are fundamentally shaped by this transnational perspective. With this transnational scope in mind, the programme offers extensive language-learning opportunities (and a year abroad if you choose the ‘with Year Abroad’ option).
Within Durham it draws on the outstanding collections of the University’s Oriental Museum, its distinguished Western Art collections, and the curatorial expertise of its staff. No previous study of art is required: just a desire to explore the vast world of visual art and film.
Current students can find the full list of module descriptions on MLaC's SharePoint page.
Prospective students can find examples of optional modules on the BA Visual Arts and Film course page.
Meet BA Visual Arts and Film student Grace and find out about her interest in Baroque art and museum studies and discover how she created an audio-visual podcast and digital repository as part of her studies.
Studying in such a beautiful city like Durham feels like a real privilege. Immerse yourself in everything you do here at Durham and throw yourself into the wider student experience. There's really invaluable things to learn from all of your peers and the people around you.
Meet BA Visual Arts and Film student Max and find out about his interest in film making and how he got to be director of a short film as part of his studies.
You get this really robust foundational knowledge of the theory of film and that actually really helped when I was making it as part of the filmmaking module. I'm really excited to get into the industry now.