History of art

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

Our part-time courses in the history of art recognise the globally diverse range of users, makers, and viewers, offering you the chance to join a group of peers eager to learn more about visual cultures, voices, and experiences. Discover the latest debates in the history of art, through flexible learning and visits to Oxford’s world-leading museums and collections.

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

Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 07 Jul 2024 – 13 Jul 2024
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 07 Jul 2024 – 13 Jul 2024
Summer schools • Short courses
  • Sun 14 Jul 2024 – 20 Jul 2024
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 09 Sep 2024 – 22 Nov 2024
Online - flexible • Short courses
  • Mon 16 Sep 2024 – 29 Nov 2024