Art and architecture of ancient India

Course Dates: 16/01/24 - 13/02/24
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Keeley Street
India's three indigenous religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism - have given rise to one of the oldest artistic civilisations in the world. Learn more about the art and architecture of Ancient India in this part 1 of the course.
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Art and architecture of ancient India
  • Course Code: RA619
  • Dates: 16/01/24 - 13/02/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:00
  • Taught: Tue, Evening
  • Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Arjmand Ahmad

Course Code: RA619

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Tue, eve, 16 Jan - 13 Feb '24

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course is about the religious arts of Ancient India.

What will we cover?

Early Indian art from the Indus Valley (Harappan) Civilisation to the end of the 6th century AD. Sculpture, proto-temples, stupas and cave painting as well as the development of religious philosophy are covered in this course.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Identify the three Indic religions and the characteristic features of each as expressed in their respective religious arts.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course and does not require any specific knowledge.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught mainly through lectures as well as museum visits.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Bring a notebook and pen to take notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Part 2 of this course.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.