Booking Spring and Autumn Courses, Summer School and Study Tours 2020 - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Booking Spring and Autumn Courses, Summer School and Study Tours 2020

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Art History Short Courses, Lectures and Tours 2020

Booking Spring and Autumn Courses, Summer School and Study Tours 2020

Booking for all courses is open.

All enquiries will be dealt with in the order of receipt and places will be allocated accordingly.

Please see below for full details of how to book (in the section How to Book and Payment of Fees).  In brief:  please first email to check availability, reserve your place and obtain a unique booking reference and a payment time frame; you will then be sent a reply letting you know if a place is available and attaching a booking form – please do not make payments before you receive this reply.

Fees and Booking

After a period of three years, in which our fees had remained unchanged, we have increased them slightly for 2020 in view of the higher costs of programme delivery (catering, print-room and behind-the-scenes visits, entry fees etc.). Our increases are modest and slightly below the cost of inflation.

In detail, this means that 3-day Spring and Autumn courses go up by £5.

4-day Spring and Autumn courses, Summer School courses and 2-day Study Tours by £10, and 3-day Study Tours by £15.

The fee for the evening lectures series ‘Showcasing Art History’ and for the Saturday Study Events remains unchanged.

Spring and Autumn Courses, Summer School and Study Tours

Spring and Autumn Courses

The fee for three-day courses is £355, and £475 for four-day courses.  Course fees include expert tuition, provision of reading material on the VLE, hand-outs, refreshments, and where relevant, all admission charges to temporary exhibitions and permanent collections, and print-room and handling-session charges.  Spring and Autumn Course Students will have reference access to the Book Library during their course after classes finish until 17.30 and in the holidays adjoining their courses, from 20 March-21 April (please note that The Courtauld is closed from 9-14 April inclusive), and 1 September-2 October respectively.

Summer School

The fee for all courses in the Summer School is £565.

The Summer School course fee includes expert tuition, provision of reading material on the VLE, hand-outs, all admission charges to temporary exhibitions and permanent collections, the cost of group travel for half- or full-day excursions outside Greater London, and considerable print-room and handling-session charges where appropriate. Also included are tea and coffee each day, in the mornings and, if groups are not out during visits, also in the afternoons; refreshments on Monday and a party on Thursday; a framework programme of research presentations, film screenings and music recitals; a Library tour and free use of the Library while on a course and during the holidays following the summer term and during September (N.B. the Library is closed in August for stock-taking).  Not included is travel to and from The Courtauld and to destinations within Greater London.

Study Tours

Tour fees for 2019 are: £285 for two-day tours and £425 for three-day tours. The fee includes expert tuition, course readings on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE): where possible, a contextual session presented at The Institute or on location, entry to all museums and sites, and transport between destinations in the case of tours that visit more than one town or city. It does not include travel to and from the city/main destination of the tour, or accommodation: students are free to make their own arrangements. Study Tours are limited to a maximum of 12 students.

Any income generated by the Short Courses is used to support the work of The Courtauld Institute of Art in order to advance the study of art history and conservation.


How to Book and Payment of Fees

Full payment is due at the time of booking; we strongly advise booking early as the courses and tours are very popular.

To book:

Stage 1:  Reservation

• Email first to check availability, reserve your place and obtain a unique reference number, payment methods information sheet and a payment time frame, along with a copy of the relevant booking form.

• Your email to should state the title of your course or tour in the subject line and give your name and contact telephone number, along with your booking request.

We will then send you an email in reply letting you know whether a place is available on your chosen course.  Please do not make payments before you receive the reservation email from us.

Stage 2:  Payment
Once you have your Unique Booking Reference you can proceed to pay.  Please do not make payment until you have this and please quote it in all payment correspondence, otherwise your payment will not be processed.

• Use the booking form(s) provided with your reservation email

• Use separate forms for Summer Schools; Spring Courses; and Study Tours.

• Your place will be reserved for you until the deadline given on the reservation email.

See “Payment Instructions for Short Courses Bookings” for details of how to pay – this will be emailed to you with your reference number.  (For security reasons, please do not send financial information via e-mail).

• Please ensure that you fill in both parts of the form before sending it off, clearly marking the method of payment you will be using.

Please return your form(s) to:  Short Courses, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, London WC1X 9EW, or by email to


Our short courses make an unusual and memorable present, and gift vouchers are available on request.


If you need to cancel your place, we will refund the full fee (minus a £40 cancellation charge) provided that you cancel at least 8 weeks before the start of the course or tour.  If you have to cancel after that date but more than 4 weeks before the start of the course/tour, we will refund 50% of the course fee.  For cancellations less than 4 weeks prior to the start of the course/tour, no refund will be payable.

We do whatever we can to ensure that the courses/tours take place as advertised but we reserve the right to make changes or to cancel.  In the unlikely event that we cancel any course or tour we will offer you full repayment of your fee.


Unforeseen circumstances may force you to curtail or cancel your course. We strongly recommend that you take out insurance to cover expenses for travel and accommodation, should you have to cancel, and it is advised that you also seek cover for the course fee, if you cancel less than 8 weeks before the start of the programme.

Unless your country of residence has a reciprocal arrangement with the UK that entitles you to free medical care, we urge you also to take out medical insurance to cover you during your visit to London.

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