Undergraduate History of Art & Curating degrees at Goldsmiths

Study in London at one of the UK’s top creative universities and explore visual culture, modern and contemporary art theory, or curatorial practice.

Why study History of Art and Curating at Goldsmiths?

  • We'll encourage you to challenge traditional assumptions about the history of art – you'll investigate artefacts in museums and galleries, but also those making up our everyday visual and technological environment, including urban landscapes, film and video, and popular culture
  • On some of our degrees you'll have the opportunity to learn how to source, select, handle, narrate and engage with works of art and visual culture – including those in Goldsmiths' own art collection, featuring works by alumni
  • Studying History of Art and Curating in London brings many advantages – you'll be able to get inspired the many galleries, art spaces, museums and cultural organisations, including our very own on-campus art gallery, Goldsmiths CCA

Explore History of Art and Curating degrees:

BA History of Art

BA Curating

BA Fine Art & History of Art

I was given strong self-confidence as an independent and creative thinker at Goldsmiths. It has a unique approach that helps you find your own creative abilities throughout your studies.

Buse, BA History of Art graduate

Buse, BA History of Art graduate
An orange sign for Goldsmiths CCA, the on-campus public art gallery.

Goldsmiths has its very own public art gallery on campus, where you can experience world-class exhibitions by international artists

Final-year work from BA Fine Art students in the industrial space of the Ben Pimlott Building

The annual Goldsmiths Degree Shows attract industry interest and are an inspiring celebration of student creativity

Highly ranked
Goldsmiths is ranked 12th in the world for art history, demonstrating international renown in this area (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023)
London location
Our location in New Cross provides easy access to cultural exploration with some of the world's best galleries and museums close to the campus
Employment prospects
Many of our recent graduates are now working as curators, exhibition managers and art writers with employers including Tate Modern and the V&A

Take a tour of the campus with students Drew and Clare

Why choose Goldsmiths, University of London?

Goldsmiths was founded in 1891 and has been part of the University of London for nearly 120 years. Alongside this history comes an innovative and creative approach to the subjects you can study, and a commitment to social and environmental justice. 

As a Goldsmiths student you'll enjoy a single-site campus in New Cross, South East London. It's in Zone 2 and just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London. So you can access the best of the world's top student city while still enjoying a friendly and supportive student community.

An aerial view of the Goldsmiths campus, with the College Green in the foreground and the back of the redbrick Richard Hoggart Building in the background

Enjoy a single-site campus experience just 10 minutes by train to Central or East London

London's Piccadilly Circus by night, featuring a London Underground sign in the foreground and big neon screens in the background

Make the most of being in London, voted the world's top city to be a student (QS Best Student Cities 2023)