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Undergraduate information

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The History of Art Tripos is for those who are particularly interested in the history and criticism of art and architecture in Western Europe.

It aims to balance a practical and historical understanding of the History of Art with knowledge of how the subject itself has developed. Students are expected to read and look widely, to cultivate their skills of visual and critical analysis, to produce regular written work, to defend their work orally in supervision, and to understand the origin and application of the methods at their disposal.

The Tripos consists of a one-year Part I and a Part II in two years, divided into two parts, Part IIA and Part IIB. Those entering the Tripos at Part II level may take both parts over two years, or may take Part IIB in one year.