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History of Art

Course Overview

Studying History of Art at Cambridge means not only being taught by distinguished scholars who are the leaders in their field, dedicated both to their research and to their teaching, but also to have first-hand experience of Cambridge’s important holdings of art and architecture, of the past as well as of today. Indeed, Cambridge and its Colleges boast an amazing array of architectural statements and styles and unique artistic treasures – and offer the opportunity of learning and working in an inspiring academic environment.

Find out more about the course here.

The Benefits of History of Art at Fitzwilliam College

History of Art is one of the smaller subjects, and the one or two students admitted to Fitzwilliam each year is a number typical of the course across undergraduate colleges.

Facts and Figures

Average intake each year: 1-2

Typical A Level offer: A*AA

Typical IB offer: 40 – 42 points with 776 at Higher Level

We may modify offers to take account of individual circumstances.

Essential subjects: An essay-based subject

Useful subjects: A modern language, A Level History of Art or equivalent

Application Process

Applicants invited for interview are required to sit the History of Art admissions assessment.

Director of Studies

Dr Barry Phipps

Find Out More

Every year, the College runs an Arts and Humanities Taster Day for Year 12 (England and Wales), S5 (Scotland), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) or equivalent students. More information will be available in the autumn.

If you want to find out about our open days or visiting the College, see here.