Summer School Online 2021

A choice of four courses per week running from Monday 7 June to Friday 31 July

Detail of Monet's painting, Antibes i Claude Monet, Antibes, 1888, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Summer School Online offers 29 intensive week-long art history short courses on a wide and global range of subjects and periods, from medieval mosaics to the contemporary Chinese art scene. You can explore the full range of courses here.  We aim for a high level of scholarly expertise, an engaging delivery and a friendly atmosphere, and we welcome everyone over the age of 18, irrespective of previous experience. Small-group teaching facilitates discussion and ensures each student is given the lecturer’s attention. The fee for each online course is £395 and includes expert tuition and extensive learning materials on our Virtual Learning Environment.


How does an online course work?

Each online course consists of:

a) 10 pre-recorded lectures,

Pre-recorded lectures are sent two weeks in advance of your course. In total you have a three-week viewing period to enjoy the lectures.

b)  Live Zoom seminars each day at 14:00 [BST], lasting about 75-90 minutes each,

Live Zoom seminars are recorded and uploaded for you to re-cap the session or catch-up on ones you missed. Attendance is not compulsory. 

c) two discussion forums (student-to-lecturer and peer-to-peer), course handouts, scans of relevant chapters and journal articles reading scans and reading suggestions for further research. These can be found on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), for which you will receive a log-in.


We have designed a successful online teaching method that our students describe as straightforward and user-friendly; extra technical support is available to anyone who needs it – please email


How do I book?

  1. Select one or more courses that interest you (please note you can only take one course per week).

2. Please email to enquire if a place on your chosen course(s) is available.

You will then receive a confirmation email and an online booking form.  Once you have paid online, we shall send a log-in for the VLE and its course materials, and two weeks before your course starts, you will receive the pre-recorded lectures.   Bookings are taken until the Thursday before a course’s live sessions start.  If you book after the course’s lectures have been sent, you will receive an appropriate extension to your viewing period.

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7 Jun - 31 Jul 2021

Daily live Zoom sessions, 14:00-15:30 [BST]

£395 per course


The course consists of:

  • Extensive course materials on our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), including readings and digital resources, sent before your course;
  • Ten pre-recorded lectures sent two weeks before the start of the live Zoom sessions;
  • Daily live Zoom seminars with your lecturer and fellow students during the teaching week.


Short Courses

Download our list of courses

Summer School schedule