History of art

Gain a global perspective of the History of Art with a part-time course

Join us in investigating this rich and dynamic discipline, including multiple historic periods, regions and art forms from the Italian Renaissance and French Impressionism to the contact zones of India and the Mediterranean. 

What can you gain?

  • Get up to speed with the latest debates and methods to interpret works of art, particularly in the areas of politics, society, gender and identity, material culture and decolonising practices.  
  • Exchange ideas and develop questions with a group of like-minded peers sharing experience and knowledge in a range of history of art contexts. 
  • Gain practical knowledge and develop your interpretative skills through museum and gallery visits in Oxford and London, offering you a rare chance to gain first-hand experience of the visual arts.  
  • Fit study around your commitments and responsibilities through combining online digital learning with in-person teaching, in a student-focused, supportive, and transformative learning environment. 

Short courses for adult learners

Explore a new topic or revisit a favourite subject over the course of a few days, a few weeks or a term. Our short courses run in person or online, with some offered in both formats – so you can choose the best study option.

Upcoming courses

In-person weekly • Short courses
  • Tue 28 May 2024 – Tue 25 Jun 2024
  • 5 meetings
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm
In-person day/weekend • Short courses
  • Sat 22 Jun 2024
  • 9:45am – 5:00pm
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 30 Jun 2024 – 06 Jul 2024
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 07 Jul 2024 – 13 Jul 2024
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 07 Jul 2024 – 13 Jul 2024