ARTS & HUMANITIES
Oxford has a proud tradition of study in art, music, literature, philosophy, religion, history and other related subjects. It has contributed immensely to our understanding of various aspects of human society and culture. Students will follow the footsteps of the likes of J. R. Tolkien, T. S. Eliot, Christopher Hitchens, Oscar Wilde, Emily Davison in learning and producing work related to arts and humanities.
History involves the analysis and interpretation of the human past with the aim of studying continuity and change over time. The subject uses a wide variety of evidence to examine, interpret, revisit, and reinterpret the past. These include written documents, oral communication and objects such as buildings, artefacts, photographs, and paintings. This course will provide a grounding in some of the broad themes within the global history literature.
This course aims to familiarise students with a range of English literary works from Shakespeare to the present. The program will include study of some of the most acclaimed authors in English Literature such as Shakespeare, Jonson, Donne, Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Hardy, Conrad, Yeats and Woolf. It will include analysis of works by some of these authors and general discussion of modern critical theory and practice
The English language course focuses on writing, speaking and reading skills for students at all levels of competency from everyday conversation to the language of literature and the media. It involves the study of the structure of modern English, the history of English and identifying the basic tools for describing and discussing the English language with the aim of improving communications skills.
Theology is a subject that is crucial to the understanding of what it means to be human. It is the study of God and the questions raised by the possibility of God. In order to study theology it is important to have an analytic mind that is open to new ways of thinking and willing to grapple with complex concepts. It provides training in thinking – critically, logically, and with empathy.
This course aims to develop an understanding of the music through notated scores and for critiquing that approach to better analyse the way music works.
1) Techniques of Tonal Music – Introduction to the Western tonal tradition; through arrangement, acquisition of basic harmonic skills at the keyboard, aural work, and writing music.
2) Music Analysis – Introduction to what makes music work through hands-on familiarity with a range of styles.
DRAWING & FINE ARTS
The course introduces students to a number of aspects of Fine Arts and drawing and aims to improve upon the existing skill level of the students along with providing theoretical understanding of the subject.
With the right skill sets, our students can create a new world and pen down their imaginations. This module will aid students in their expressive writing. Students will share ideas and create their original work with the help of their imagination and descriptive writing.
Classics focuses on the study of the languages, culture, history and thought of the civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome. It is a varied and interdisciplinary subject. It involves a study of the literature (epic, drama, historical writing, and much else), the history and archaeology of the Greek and Roman Mediterranean, philosophy (both ancient and modern), and linguistics.
Students will be encouraged to use Oxford city as their playground to stimulate themselves visually capturing nature and people while learning the essentials of photography.