Short Courses 2023

Online and on campus

A touching portrait of the family of the artist Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) by his close friend and collaborator Peter Paul Rubens i Peter Paul Rubens , The Family of Jan Brueghel the Elder, c. 1613–15, detail, oil on panel, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

The Courtauld 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 lecturers’ 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.

You can find our courses and their full descriptions on this website or in our flip-the-page brochure. We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions, but if you cannot find an answer to your query please do not hesitate to contact us.

Coming Next

Short Courses Open Event

Invitation to our Free Open Morning

New to art history? Unsure if The Courtauld is for you? Come and meet us over coffee, conversation and a range of short talks!

Saturday 11 Feb 2023
On campus at Vernon Square, 10:30-12:00
Online via Zoom, 12:30-13:30
Free, booking required

Find out more and book now
A man sits at a table and inspects a statue i Pierre Auguste Renoir, Portrait of Ambroise Vollard, 1908, The Courtauld (London), (Samuel Courtauld Trust), © The Courtauld

Peter Doig: New and Recent Works - In Context

Saturday 18 March 2023

On campus at Vernon Square £40 (£30 concessions)
or
Online as a recording £10 (£5 concessions)

Our Saturday Study event accompanies The Courtauld Gallery’s exhibition of new and recent paintings and prints by Peter Doig (10 Feb – 29 May 2023).

Find out more
A portrait of the artist Peter Doig in his studio i Portrait of Peter Doig © Fergus Carmichael, The Courtauld

Our programmes


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Spring Courses

Online and on campus options. Our Spring Courses go considerably beyond introductory surveys. Organised thematically, they provide a solid basis for further study in Western art from classical antiquity to the twentieth century. ...

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Summer School

Online and on campus. Summer School 2023 features 30 intensive five-day courses on a global range of topics from late classical to contemporary art. ...

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Autumn Courses

Online and on campus options. Our Autumn Courses go considerably beyond introductory surveys. Organised thematically, they provide a solid basis for further studies of areas of Western art from classical antiquity to the twentieth century. ...

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Showcasing Art History

Online and on campus. As the programme name implies, the series aims to share the latest art-historical thinking, and The Courtauld’s excellence in teaching and research, with the wider public....

A portrait of the artist Peter Doig in his studio

Saturday Study

Saturday Study delivers short, intensive and, we hope, enjoyable events that help to give further context to our temporary exhibitions, or use selected works from our permanent collections as starting points for the investigation of significant art-h...

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Open Event

Invitation to our Open Morning. New to art history? Unsure if The Courtauld is for you? Come and meet us over coffee, conversation and a range of short talks!...

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