i Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Inter artes et naturam (Between Art and Nature), detail, c. 1890-95, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Spring School

Online and on campus

Our Spring School offers three- to five-day intensive introductory and intermediate art history short courses.

An Introduction to Art History and our Making Sense of courses familiarise students with fundamental aspects of the visual arts and of art history and its methodologies.  Organised thematically, they go considerably beyond introductory surveys, and are intended to provide a solid basis for further studies of areas of Western art from classical antiquity to the twentieth century, and of the arts of the Islamic world.

Variations on a Theme is a programme designed for participants who like to explore the connections between different cultural expressions within on historical period. Media, Materials and Methods foregrounds aspects of the practice of art-making while also situating them in the historical contexts of patronage and reception, and the Evening Study programme invites students to re-examine the art of the past through new art-historical narratives, including feminist and post-colonial perspectives.

Spring School online

Our Spring School online offers three- to five-day intensive introductory and intermediate art history short courses. Click below to browse our courses and discover a variety of convenient teaching times and dates.

Fees and booking information can be found on each course page.

Our courses
i William Henry Hunt, Chaffinch nest and May blossom, c. 1845, waterccoour, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Spring School on campus

We are delighted to make a return to teaching on campus and in front of works of art in museums and galleries from the spring term of 2022. Click below to browse our courses and discover a variety of convenient teaching times and dates.

Fees and booking information can be found on each course page.

Our courses
Men and boys take drawings of different statues in amongst a grand room. i Charles Joseph Natoire, Life class at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, 1746, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

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