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.
This course explores the life and work of Jackson Pollock – whose career Peggy Guggenheim would launch with an exhibition in 1943, and whom she would later consider her greatest discovery. #arthistory #modernart #abstractexpressionism #jacksonpollock #weekendcourse.
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.
For over 80 years the radical imagery and underground passions of fanzines have defined DIY culture. From their earliest examples to today, we explore content, technique and the relation of ‘zines to wider artistic practices. #arthistory #fanzine #weekendcourse.
Trace the importance of foreigners to the British art scene from the Tudor period to the Baroque. How did artists like Holbein, Dobson, van Somer and van Dyck influence the British School? #arthistory #britishart.
Study the design reform movements – Arts and Crafts, Aesthetic Movement, Art Nouveau and Art Deco – and analyse a wide range of products, including fashion and textiles, graphics, architecture and furniture. Includes a museum visit.
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.
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 paintings from medieval to Baroque and beyond.
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.
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.