History of Art

The History of Art Department at Cambridge offers a three-year undergraduate Tripos course leading to the BA degree. The Tripos is designed for those who wish to study the history, criticism and theory of the figurative arts and of architecture, based on that available in Cambridge.

Admissions Information

Standard Offer: A-level - A*AA; IB - 776 at Higher Level, 41 of 42 points overall; Advanced Highers: A1A2A2; other exam systems.
Course Requirements: No specific subjects, but applicants are strongly encouraged to develop their foreign language skills.
Course Outline: Further details are available on the Department's website.
Applying: For information on how to apply: University application process and Emmanuel application timeline.
Interviews: Candidates should normally expect two interviews. The interviews will take place during the period Monday 6 - Wednesday 15 December 2021. Specific subject dates will be emailed to applicants in November.
Submitted Work: Applicants will be asked (following receipt of their application) to submit two pieces of written work, which they have written as part of their normal preparation for public examinations. The preferred word limit for each sample is 2,000 words. Applicants may submit coursework, but this will only count for one piece of work, regardless of the length. The subjects of these essays may form the basis of discussion in one of the interviews. The deadline for submission will be early November.
Admissions Assessment:

All applicants will take a written assessment (structured comparison of images) at the time of interview. An assessment specification is available online.

Course Enquiries: Emmanuel Admissions Office