History of art

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Short courses for the public

History of Art aims at an historical understanding of the origins of artefacts within world cultures, asking about the circumstances of their making, their makers, the media used, the functions of the images and objects, their critical reception and – not least – their subsequent history. 

The Department has a strong offering in the History of Art, which can be studied from short courses (many of which can be studied for credit) up to degree level.


Upcoming courses

Islamic Art and Architecture (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 25 Apr 2018 to 06 Jul 2018

The Palaces of Rome

  • Short courses
  • Thu 26 Apr 2018 to 17 May 2018
  • 11:00am-12:30pm

Italian Renaissance Art c.1400-c.1500 (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Mon 30 Apr 2018 to 13 Jul 2018

John Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood: Victorian Rebels

  • Short courses
  • Sat 07 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2018

Artists' Colonies: The Travelling Eye

  • Short courses
  • Sat 14 Jul 2018 to 21 Jul 2018