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Modern Art History Short Course

Course description

The course will equip you with the critical tools needed to approach the themes, ideas, practices and works of modern art and contemporary art.

In the week-long format, your learning will be supported by study trips to the Tate Modern and seminars at the college.

In the 10-week format, the first class takes place at the National Gallery, and the rest of the course is taught at Tate Modern. However, on some occasions we may visit other galleries.

As currently Tate Modern is closing early most classes will take place on campus (Kings Cross - CSM). The first class will still take place at the National Gallery.

Who should take this course?

Although designed to follow on from the Introduction to Art History that runs at the National Gallery, it is also suitable for those who have not studied art history previously.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way thats crystal clear and easy to understand.
  • Experience life on campus
  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance.
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to compliment your cv.

Available dates

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Please bring with you to the first session:

  • a pen and notebook.
Meet the Tutor:

This course will give you overview of some of the most significant shifts in art practice through the 20th century to the present. You will be introduced to debates in art and art history and engage with an exploration of stories and disputes that have coloured art practice in the past 100 years.

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