Seminar Sessions


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Applications are open for Seminar Sessions (Summer Term) are now OPEN!

Join us for our Seminar Sessions series, which offers Year 12 (or equivalent) students the chance to learn and discover Art History through live discussions with fellow art historians from across the UK.

Selected attendees will join small, online seminars led by two current research (PhD) students, and each week will take a look at a different discussion topic within Art History.

These sessions provide an exciting opportunity for students who wish to gain experience of learning at university, expand their knowledge of art history and meet fellow art historians.

Each seminar session will be supported by a 15-minute video and a short reading, which students will be requested to engage with prior to attending each seminar.

Key Information:
Session One: Tuesday 4th June – Identity
Session Two: Tuesday 11th June – Architecture
Session Three: Tuesday 19th June – Portraiture

Sessions run from 5:30pm – 6:45pm
All session are run online via MS Teams. Students must be able to attend all three sessions.
Students will be required to interact during the seminar using a microphone and camera switched.

Two students looking at two drawings. Part of the summer university programme.
Summer University 2023 attendees, taking part in a Prints & Drawings department workshop.

‘I really enjoyed Seminar Sessions and was really grateful for the opportunity to discuss and talk about art with likeminded people.

I’ve learnt a lot and I now have an even greater resolve to study art history at university.

The tutors were excellent mentors and speakers throughout and I found their presentations extremely engaging and enjoyable.’

– previous seminar session attendee

What are seminars?

Seminars are a style of teaching, typically found at higher education (degree) level. They typically attended by a small number of students (10-15) and a teacher. Throughout the seminar, students discuss what they have learnt prior to attending, usually talking about a different theme each week. Conversation is guided by a teacher, but a successful seminar requires all attendees to participate.

To apply students must meet the below criteria:

  • Students must be 16-17 years old.
  • Students must be currently studying in Year 12 or equivalent in a state funded UK school, college or sixth form.
  • You must commit to attending all three seminar sessions.