History of Art

The information below is provisional for entry in 2025.

Entry Details

  • Typical intake per year:  1-2
  • Minimum offer level 
    A Level:  A*AA
    IB:  41-42 points with 776 at Higher Level
  • Subject requirements
    None specified
  • Useful preparation:  History, History of Art, English, Languages
  • Admissions assessment: To be confirmed, see University admissions assessment pages

  • Submitted work:  No, not required at Queens'

Course Details

The Cambridge History of Art course covers a wide spectrum of art and architecture from all over the world, from antiquity to modern and contemporary periods. The aim is to foster a wide and deep understanding of art and architecture, and to help students develop visual literacy and awareness, as well as a range of critical and analytical skills.

Information about the course structure, departmental teaching arrangements, offered topics and options can be found on the University of Cambridge website: History of Art Course Outline

History of Art at Queens'

Students are supervised by the lecturers of the various courses throughout their studies and arrangements for this are agreed by the Director of Studies. The Director of Studies supervises and reads the final draft of the Part I (Year 1) and Part II (Year 3) dissertations; if the student has selected a field of art history that the Director of Studies does not specialise in, a second supervisor who specialises in this area will also be found.

History of Art at Queens' is supported by the Seear Fund.

Queens’ College has a warm, friendly atmosphere! Studying here has given me the opportunity to make friends with lots of people outside of my course. Queens’ is only a ten-minute walk from the department and has a huge selection of books dedicated to History of Art in the Library.

Academic and Teaching Staff

 Dr Krisztina Ilko, see also Dr Krisztina Ilko PhD | Department of History of Art (cam.ac.uk)

Professor James Campbell, see also James W.P. Campbell MA DipArch PhD (Cantab) RIBA IHBC FSA | Department of Architecture

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Department of History of Art

Faculty of Architecture and History of Art