The Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ shares its scholarly expertise with everyone interested in art and art history through the Short Courses. Our courses present up-to-date art-historical thinking, often including our lecturersâ€™ current research, and are led by experts in their field who are chosen for their academic excellence, enthusiasm, and the ability to communicate with diverse audiences.
Covering a global range of historical periods and art-historical themes, the Short Courses programme has much to offer to both newcomers to the subject and to participants with existing knowledge and interests.
Our on campus courses combine teaching in the classroom with visits to galleries and museums across London. If you are stretched for time or too far away from The Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ, you can also study with us online! You will receive expert lectures and reading material between 2-4 weeks before the start of an online programme so that you can immerse yourself in the content at your own time, in preparation for the lively online seminars during the course delivery week.
You can find our courses and their full descriptions on this website.Ìý Our frequently asked questions may answer any queries, but if not, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
Download our Short Courses calendar for 2024, listing all our courses and tours per month, here:Short Courses Calendar 2024
On now: Showcasing Art History
Antiquity, Taste, and the Self: Revisiting the Discoveries of the Grand Tour
Tuesday 9 January – Tuesday 12 March 2024, 19:00
Wednesday 17 January – Wednesday 20 March 2024, 20:00 [London time]
Booking has now closed for this lecture series; however, we are accepting bookings for our summer term, please see details here.Ìý
This lecture series explores the cultural phenomenon of the Grand Tour, one of the most significant rites of passage in early modern history. Our focus will be on Italy, the culmination of that extensive Continental journey, on the Grand Tourâ€™s heyday in the long eighteenth century, and on its most numerous cohort, the British.Find out more
Coming Soon: Saturday Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ
Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads â€“ In Context
Saturday 23 March 2024
Dr Barnaby Wright and Jane Alison
On campus at Vernon Square
14:00 – 16:15
Online as a recording
Our next Saturday Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ event accompanies The Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ Galleryâ€™s spring exhibition Frank Auerbach: The Charcoal Heads. Join exhibition curator Dr Barnaby Wright and independent curator and writer Jane Alison to explore these poignant images, and to set these works of the 1950s and early 1960s into the context of post-war British portraiture.Find out more