Our art history programme is growing. We have expanded our architecture provision and our focus beyond western art to include Islamic art, Japanese art and the art of the Near East.
There are courses on curation for aspiring practitioners and a host of other art history courses on subjects as diverse as the history of fashion, comic books, urban art and artists' books that can be taken alone, or to complement surveys of periods. You can also study the history of photography, design, video and sound art. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Winchester Cathedral is one of the most magnificent churches in the country and one of the largest cathedrals in Europe. Discover the cathedral and its treasures during this one-day location-based course. Transport costs not included.
Study American art, including paintings, illustrations and cartoons from late-nineteenth century Realists and Impressionists to sixties Pop Art and Minimalism, analysing movements and styles, social and political context, materials and art theory. Tutor: Dr Rachel Sanders #americanart #weekend #weekendcourse #weekendclass #arthistory #courses #arthistorycourse.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, Islamic Empires - Ottoman, Mughal and Safavid - developed distinctive styles, as luxury goods from their royal workshops evolved from designs of preceding eras, reaching new heights. Includes gallery visits. Tutor: Alison Meek #islamicart #artsofisalm #arthistory #courses.
What is the relationship between creativity and madness? Is there a link or is this a romantic notion? Via Michelangelo, Goya, van Gogh, Munch and others, explore how ‘madness’ changes how we think about artists.
Explore the art of British modern artists and their relationship to the art of continental Europe between 1900-50. Who led developments and why did it take so long for them to gain recognition? Includes a gallery visit.
London has many fascinating churches to explore. See them on a series of guided visits and discover beautiful stained glass, surprising interiors and architecturally important structures by notable architects.
This gallery-based course looks at some iconic examples of 20th century art, architecture, and design to trace a chronological history of modern art. Can be studied alone or as a sequel to 'The history of art in a 100 paintings'.
Study Gauguin’s key works, such as 'Vision After the Sermon' and 'Nevermore', within the context of biography, social history, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including Post-Impressionism and Primitivism. Tutor: Rachel Sanders.
Study Hopper’s key works, including 'Automat' and 'Nighthawks', within the context of biography, social and political events, and movements such as Regionalism, Social Realism and American Scene painting. Tutor: Rachel Sanders.