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.
Explore the development of Spanish art from the aftermath of Spain's 1898 defeat in the Spanish-American War through dictatorship to democracy at the end of the 20th century. We will focus on key episodes highlighting the contribution of Spanish artists, architects and film-makers to 20th-century visual culture.
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.
Discover the manifold meanings – and explore the role and popularity – of Gods and Goddesses in European art. From deities of love to gods of war, learn to unlock the mysteries and symbolism behind the image. Tutor: Julia Musgrave #arthistory #summerschool #mythology.
Join us on an A-Z tour of Impressionism to explore the magic behind this art movement - its inspirations, innovations and enduring popularity - and learn about one of the world’s most popular styles of art. Tutor: Alison Meek #arthistory #summerschool #impressionism.
Explore how artists have been representing animals from the avant-garde movements of the twentieth century to the present. We focus on the shift in depicting animal-human relations and the role of technological development. #modernart #contemporaryart #.
Themes from Shakespeare, Dante, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and fairytales have inspired some of the greatest artworks and artists from Titian, Rodin, Millais and Picasso to contemporary artists like Paula Rego. Includes gallery visit. Tutor: Marie-Anne Mancio #arthistory #summerschool.
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.
How have artists since 1960 engaged with the recent history and memory of political conflict? What role have artists had in remembering a difficult or traumatic past? What are the connections between memory and national identity in their work? #arthistory #eveningcourse #contemporaryart.
Get an introduction to two centuries of art in five days: from the darkness of Caravaggio via aristocratic Rococo and Enlightenment Neoclassicism to the Romanticism of Turner and Delacroix. Includes four gallery visits. Tutor: Julia Musgrave #arthistory #summerschool #renaissance #rococo #baroque #romanticism.
Explore Cubism and examine key artistic movements in the 20th and 21st centuries, including the ‘isms’, from Futurism to Postmodernism, through art, design, architecture and theory. Includes gallery visits. Tutor: James Mansfield #arthistory #summerschool #cubism #modernart #contemporaryart.