Archaeology Courses

Art and Archaeology Masters Module Enrolling Now


Level 11: “Art and Archaeology: Contemporary Theory and Practice” (UV411013)

The University of the Highlands and Islands is pleased to announce the introduction a new innovative interdisciplinary masters module that can be studied either as a stand alone module or for Continuing Professional Development in the museums and galleries, community archaeology and the Creative Industries.

Designed and led by the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and the Department of Art and Design at Orkney College UHI, this exciting course is a distance learning course and incorporates a three day residential workshop held in the beautiful surroundings of Orkney, Scotland. It is a 20 credit SCQF Level 11 module which will appeal to those who have studied archaeology, art history, fine art or related subjects at undergraduate level.

  • Lectures & Seminars: Fridays 9.00 – 11.00 starting Feb 2018

Outline of content:

  • Introduction to Art and Archaeology
  • Virtual Fieldtrip
  • Seeing, Engaging and Recording in Archaeology
  • Taking Art and Archaeology into the Landscape
  • Contemporary Art and Archaeology
  • Artefacts & Objects
  • Drawing Workshop *
  • Photography Workshop *
  • Landscape and Creative Mapping Workshop *
  • Looking at Prehistoric Art
  • Group Presentations/ Seminars and Essay
  • Assessment and feedback
  • 3 day residential workshop in Orkney 

*Residential workshop: Travel & Accommodation costs not included

Entry requirements:  BA degree or equivalent

Costs for CPD/ stand Alone

  • £520 for credited (ie assessed)
  • £650 for non-credited study (non assessed)

To apply or for further information please contact or telephone +44 (0)1856 569225

Note that students are required to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses for the three day residential workshop. For students who are not already enrolled on a programme the costs are: £650 for non credited study (non assessed) and £520 for credited (assessed).

The course is also an optional module for students studying the Fine Arts MA, the Archaeological Studies MLitt, the Archaeological Practice MSc in addition to other related Music and the Environment, History, Cultural or Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Module code: UV411013