UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy provides a stimulating environment for the study of Art History at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and through its MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management it also provides career pathways into the arts and heritage fields, not only for graduates in art history but also for others with primary degrees in the humanities. Our nine permanent teaching and supervising staff are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and research. We promote an educational environment that fosters original thought, interpretative and analytical skills, critical enquiry, and visual acuity. Art History is a dynamic, ever-changing discipline that is intrinsically inter-disciplinary in nature. Emphasis is placed on first-hand interaction with art and architecture and the School makes regular use of Dublin’s museums, galleries and arts institutions, in addition to organising trips abroad.

Associate Professor Nicola Figgis (Head of School)