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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the key avant-garde art movements of the 19th century through art, design and theory. From Courbet's Realism and the Pre-Raphaelites to the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Includes gallery visits. Tutor: Alison Meek #arthistory #summerschool #preraphaelites #Impressionism #PostImpressionism #realism.
Discover the wealth of fascinating modern and contemporary public art in the streets of the City. Experience creations ranging from the hand crafted to the high tech from world-class international artists. Tutor: Alexandra Epps #arthistory #summerschool #Londonwalk #walkingtour.
Take a Sunday morning to discover the great cultural changes that the Roman Empire underwent between the third and fifth centuries CE through the medium of art and how Early Christian art developed. Tutor: Dr Barbara Zeitler #arthistory #summerschool #britishmuseum #weekendcourse.
Explore the history of Britain's art collections, from their beginnings in the early 19th century through to contemporary art collecting today. Includes gallery visits. Tutor: James Mansfield #arthistory #summerschool.
Get an overview of the collections of Tate Britain and Tate Modern with this straightforward and lively insight into the contemporary art world, both inside and outside the gallery. Tutor: James Mansfield #tatemodern #summerschool.
Study Dada and Duchamp’s key works within their social, political and artistic context and consider their impact on Post-Modern practices such as Concept and Installation Art. Tutor: Dr Rachel Sanders #arthistory #duchamp # dada #weekendcourse.
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo has been cast in many roles: surrealist, wife to Diego Rivera, feminist icon, cyborg, mistress of reinvention. Explore her extraordinary art, life, politics and legacy. Tutor: Marie-Anne Mancio #arthistory #summerschool #weekendcourse #kahlo #fridakahlo.