Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

If you would like to learn more about the history of art, then this programme is ideal. We offer modules covering a range of historical periods and themes. So, whether you are interested in medieval imagery, the Italian Renaissance, the Victorian period or contemporary art installations, you will have a varied choice that changes each year. Our modules offer informative and enjoyable introductions to the skills and ideas shaping the study of art history. They are led by experienced and enthusiastic lecturers and teaching is rigorous and engaging. Modules often include visits to galleries or other places of interest, while others also include study trips abroad.

Course Modules

Term 1 modules: Foundation in history of art; Giorgione and Caravaggio (innovation and influence); Bosch to Bruegel (new insights in Northern European art 1470'1570; art and society in 19th'century Britain; painters and painting in the Middle Ages; art history (a survey; material and process in art. Term 2 modules: Russian art (Peter the Great to Serge Diaghilev); history, memory and post'war art. Term 3 modules: Rome and Papal patronage 1500'1650; the birth of the modern (art and architecture in Austria and Germany from c. 1900 onwards); 19th'century French and English painting and design; study trip to Moscow.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 - 4 years
Part Time
CertHE (Post A-Level)

Qualifications required: