Prospective students of art history can now study the subject wherever they are, thanks to a new online course leading to the Pearson History of Art A Level.
This innovative online course arises from a partnership between the Association for Art History and the National Extension College, working with universities, schools and teachers.
Artists, museum and gallery professionals and academics across the country welcomed this news. A hard-won campaign in 2016 to keep History of Art on the A Level curriculum led to renewed interest in the subject, but large areas of the country still lack access to it in schools and colleges.
Registrations for the course opens today (Wednesday 13 November), following a launch event last night at The Grammar School at Leeds, one of the project’s academic partners.
At the launch, Griselda Pollock, Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds, delivered a lecture to students from schools across the Leeds area.
Professor Pollock said: “I’m delighted to support the launch of the online version of the A Level in history of art. The study of art history gives us the tools to analyse both the images the past has left us and the image cultures we are making in the present and that are making us.”
Gregory Perry, Chief Executive of the Association for Art History, said: “The A Level has always
been a cornerstone of our ongoing work to promote art history in schools. Our partnership with the
National Extension College allows us to develop more opportunities to study art history anywhere,
Further information about the course, how to enrol and starting dates can be found on the National Extension College website
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