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.
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 Matisse’s key works, such as Blue Nude and Red Studio, within the context of biography, social and political events, stylistic developments, artistic influences and movements including Primitivism and Fauvism.
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.
The golden panels of the Sienese masters are immediately identifiable but why was their work so different? Today we explore the art of Siena, its world, its symbolism and how it was made. Tutor: Leslie Primo #sieneseart #sieneseschool #arthistory #courses #arthistorymatters #weekend #weekendcourse #weekendclass.
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 fascinating gods and heroes of classical and post-classical art through relevant works in the British Museum and National Gallery. How popular were they in classical society? What roles did they play? This course is gallery based. Tutor: Leslie Primo #classicalart #mythology #arthistory #courses #artgallery #museum.
Explore the incredible progress of early Renaissance art and ideas in Northern Italy. We look at key artists and their patrons; painting and decorative arts and the background to the Renaissance. Includes a gallery visit. Tutor: Julia Musgrave #renaissance #medici #arthistory #courses #arthistorycourse.
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.
Find out about Art History as an academic discipline.We will study artworks using a variety of approaches, considering such aspects as formal analysis, materials, and social, cultural and artistic contexts. Tutor: Dr Rachel Sanders #arthistory #weekend #arthistorymatters #weekendclass.
Explore different aspects of the permanent collection of Tate Modern by looking at the work of modern to contemporary artists in painting, video, sculpture and mixed media installations. This course is gallery based.
Examine the role of photography in the history of art and artists in the early 20th century; how photography was used by painters and how photography developed into an independent art form. Tutor: Kerri Meehan #arthistory #photography #historyofphotography.
Examine the role of photography in the history of art and artists from 1950 to the present day; how contemporary photographers are experimenting with both new and old processes to reflect on our world. Tutor: Kerri Meehan #arthistory #photography #historyofphotography.