The Principles of Art History
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About this course

Understand the principles of the history of art from the Renaissance period to contemporary art, with this course that balances theoretical with practical ways of learning.  You will work chronologically each week to undertake discussion and practical exercises to understand the underpinning characteristics and theories associated with art movements. Each week you will have a short lecture, with some discussion to reinforce the main points the art period focussed on – followed by a practical exercise to enable you to understand the art period under discussion at a practical level.

What will I learn?

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Understand the broad theories underpinning art movements such as the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Conceptual art
  • Be able to create practical examples of art movements such as the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Conceptual art

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Rococo
  • Pre-Raphaelites
  • Impressionism
  • Cubism
  • Surrealism
  • Conceptual art
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

Additional costs and information

You should bring with you: Art Materials, Sketchbook, Notebook, Pen, Pencil.

What could I do next?

You can enrol on any other courses offered in the leisure programme, full details of which can be found in the College's directory of Part Time Courses.