i Vincent van Gogh, Peach Trees in Blossom, 1889, detail, oil on canvas, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Spring Courses

Online and on campus

Our Spring Courses go considerably beyond introductory surveys. Organised thematically, they provide a solid basis for further study in areas of Western art from classical antiquity to the twentieth century. We teach in small groups to facilitate discussion.

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.

Variations on a Theme is an interdisciplinary programme designed for participants who like to explore the connections between different cultural expressions within one 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.

Spring Courses online

Three- to five-day hybrid art history courses combining pre-recorded lecture content and live online seminars.

Course descriptions, fees and booking information can be found on each course page.

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A boat lies in a river. i Alfred Sisley, Boats on the Seine, 1875-79, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Spring Courses on campus

A range of essential three- to four-day short courses taught on campus and in front of works of art in museums and galleries.

Course descriptions, fees and booking information can be found on each course page

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A woman is knitting in a garden, a cat crouching down beside her. i Frederick Walker, The Old Farm Garden, 1871, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

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