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History of Art Online Short Course

Course description

Join us as we take you on a journey through time and introduce you on the themes throughout history that have shaped our current art world.

Through presentations and visits to virtual galleries, you will learn about significant stages in the history of art, exploring ideas and movements that have inspired artists, such as, the Renaissance, Romanticism and Impressionism. We'll also consider how art is perceived today.

Above all and most importantly, it will be a chance to enjoy original art up close.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in seeing and learning about artworks; their importance, history and connections with our national visual culture. It could lead you to further study or a career in art dealing, collecting or curating. Students from outside London may find it a useful introduction to the capital's visual treasures.

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

Course Outcomes

You will leave the course with extensive knowledge of the London art world and the history of art in general, enriching your experiences of the capital's galleries.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • The same course content and learning outcomes
  • Lesson recordings, for review
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


Online short course materials

To take part in the Online sessions you will need:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended. The built-in microphone in your device would also be fine)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

Course specific materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen


Topics covered

  • The Classical Period
  • The Medieval and Renaissance Art
  • The Renaissance, Baroque and European Painting to 1900
  • British Art from 1600 to Contemporary works
  • International Art from 1900 to present day



It was a great pleasure to spend these days with the tutor and receive valuable knowledge and information Maria Kiesanova, June 2017


"Just wonderful, the tutor was really the best, a great teacher with a huge knowledge!' - Anon 2017


"Fantastic - though a whirlwind tour through the ages, the tutor was simply one of the best I've come across." - Anon 2016
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Join us as we take you on a journey through time and introduce you o the themes throughout history that have shaped our current art world

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