The Art History Masters programme in The Renaissance in Northern Europe and Italy explores the richness and complexity of artistic invention from the late thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries. It will provide you with hands-on engagement with original illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, and other works of art in world-class collections and opportunities to visit Scottish renaissance architectural monuments. Another key strength of the programme is its interdisciplinary core course which will enable you to engage with a variety of methodological, theoretical, and technical perspectives according to your individual needs and interests.
• MLitt: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
• Contact: Dr Debra Strickland: [email protected]
• You will learn from world-leading researchers and develop expert knowledge in this specialised area within History of Art.
• Glasgow’s civic and university collections are some of the richest and most diverse in Europe and are of international standing.
• The University’s own Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery is the oldest public museum in Scotland and has extensive holdings covering fine art, geology, anatomy and the history of medicine.
The programme is comprised of a core course designed to give you an overview of methods and approaches as well as seminar opportunities to engage directly with original works of art; and optional courses, enabling you to create your own Masters programme.
It also allows you to work in an interdisciplinary capacity, selecting courses from across the College of Arts, according to personal interests.Language and renaissance palaeography study are among the optional courses available. The programme convenor will work with you to ensure a sensible portfolio of courses is constructed, according to your personal aims and objectives.
Core teaching and research training are delivered during the first semester. Optional courses may be taken during the first and second semesters, followed by dissertation reserach. The dissertation provides an opportunity for you to identify an area of interest and to create a research project that allows in-depth critical exploration of it.
• Defining the Renaissance: Objects, Theories, Categories
• Masters of the Venetian Renaissance: Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese
• The Palace as Portrait
• Death and the Art of Dying in the Renaissance North
• From Gothic to Renaissance in Northern Europe
• Work Placement
Career opportunities include research, teaching, archival and museum positions, not only in a university context but also in the broader public sectors of education and the arts. You will also be well qualified to proceed to study for a PhD in History of Art or a cognate discipline.