The Courtauld Institute of Art is the foremost centre in Britain for the study of art history and of conservation and enjoys an international reputation. Through our Short Courses department, The Courtauld’s scholarly expertise is shared with everyone interested in art and art history. Our programmes cover a global range of historical periods and art-historical themes, and include a variety of formats.
This year, we have introduced a number of online courses, in response to the present Covid-19 outbreak. However, we have long wished to enable all those who cannot join us at our campuses in London to participate in the programmes, and we aim to maintain an online presence beyond the current crisis.
Our courses are led by specialists in their field – faculty members, alumni or associates of The Courtauld – who combine scholarly excellence and an enthusiasm for their subject with the ability and willingness to communicate with a non–specialist audience. All you need to take part in, and benefit from our courses, is a passion for the visual arts and for art history, an open mind and a willingness to learn, along with a good command of the English language. Courses are not assessed and while we provide selected texts and other course materials on our Virtual Learning Environment for most parts of the programme, it is up to you how much preparatory and subsequent study you wish to undertake.
At The Courtauld’s Short Courses department, we teach and learn for love of the subject.
Making Sense of… courses – Online
Essential thematic explorations of fundamental art-historical topics.
Exploring the Past: The Courtauld Study Tours – Online
Richly contextualized journeys into the past of three major European centres of art and architecture.
Showcasing Art History
Term-time evening lectures sharing the latest art-historical research and thinking. The Autumn term, on Jan van Eyck, will be delivered online.
Summer School – Online
12 intensive, five-day art history courses on a range of subjects, running in July.
N.B. the Summer School Online is now fully booked