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.
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.
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.
Ever wondered whether there’s a hidden meaning behind paintings? Discover why there are signs and symbols in paintings and how to find and interpret their meanings in medieval and Renaissance art. Tutor: Leslie Prismo.
Study Kandinsky’s key works, such as 'Colourful Life' and 'Composition IV', within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including the Blue Rider group and the Bauhaus. Tutor: Rachel Sanders.
Study Picasso’s key works, such as Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Guernica, within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including Primitivism and Cubism.
Study Warhol’s key works, such as '16 Jackies' and 'Green Disaster', within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, materials and the international Pop Art movement.Tutor: Rachel Sanders.
Explore the incredible progress of High and Late Renaissance art and ideas in Northern Italy and Western Europe. We look at key artists and their patrons; painting, sculpture and decorative arts. Includes gallery visits.