History of art


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

Art Nouveau across Europe (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Mon 16 Sep 2019 to 29 Nov 2019

Western Architecture: The Modern Era (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 18 Sep 2019 to 29 Nov 2019

Shakespeare's London

  • Short courses
  • Thu 03 Oct 2019 to Thu 05 Dec 2019
  • 2:00-4:00pm 10 meetings

The Art and Architecture of Andalucia, c.750-1550

  • Short courses
  • Wed 06 Nov 2019 to Wed 11 Dec 2019
  • 7:30-9:30pm 5 meetings