To survey the art (and sometimes the architecture or other media) of a particular historical period, with particular emphasis on the art of one or more selected countries, regions or localities. Subjects may include European Art 1400-1500, European Art 1600-1700, European Art 1789-1848, European Art 1900-1945 or European Art 1945-2000, or some other comparable area. The survey will normally be taught chronologically and will cover the period in such a way that the art of certain countries, regions or localities can be readily compared with one another. It will examine the period's main artistic movements, and some of its leading artists, and will do so through the study of representative paintings and perhaps works in other media. The art will be further examined in relation to other relevant factors, such as those pertaining to materials and techniques or artistic theory. It will also be looked at in relation to its cultural and historical context, and through utilising certain theorised approaches found in recent scholarship, and in this way the Survey Course will build upon the themes and methodologies of the Level C Approaches and Periodisation modules. It will culminate in a compulsory Field Trip of around 5 days' duration during the Easter Vacation, to a foreign destination suited to the period of study. The Study Trip will enable students to see some of the major works of art they have studied in the original, and to give them the opportunity of using their observations in an assessed essay.