A still life painting of cake and wine

History of Art

History of Art students take part in a world-class, closely-knit department which combines the strengths of the unique tutorial system of teaching with high-level exposure to art works from Antiquity to the present.

Superb resources and collections provide a particularly rich environment for the study of art in Oxford, and include the Ashmolean Museum, the Pitt Rivers, Modern Art Oxford and the Christ Church Picture Gallery.

Tutorials led by prominent art historians who are passionate about their research often take place in a museum. More information about the course can be found at: www.hoa.ox.ac.uk. The Department also offers a distinctive masters degree, possibilities for advanced postgraduate research degrees, and hosts visiting scholars.

St Peter’s has a vibrant art scene. The college hosts an important collection of works by Bloomsbury artist Duncan Grant (1885-1978), and its Arts Fund supports a variety of student initiatives in drama or music.

St Peter’s students run the art magazine MISC and each year organize Arts Week, a lively and exciting event of exhibitions, drawing classes, artists’ talks, and gigs.