History of art

Enrich and extend your knowledge with a part-time course

History of art aims at an historical understanding of the origins of artefacts, asking about the circumstances of their making, their design, their makers, the media used, the functions of the images and objects, their role in cultural development, their critical reception and their subsequent history. 

The department has a strong offering in the history of art, offering students the chance for progression from a short course through to a part-time undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

> Short courses

> Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

Gain credit from short courses

Many of our short courses, including online courses, weekly classes and some summer schools, can be studied for credit which means they can count towards a recognised qualification, such as our Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education.


Upcoming courses

  • Short courses
  • Mon 13 Sep 2021 – 26 Nov 2021
  • Short courses
  • Wed 15 Sep 2021 – 26 Nov 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 20 Sep 2021 – 03 Dec 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 20 Sep 2021 – 03 Dec 2021
  • Short courses
  • Mon 20 Sep 2021 – 03 Dec 2021