Short Courses

Art History

Through our courses, you will discover that art is as much to be learned about as learned from, making use of our expert tutors and the world-class art collections throughout Edinburgh.

Courses marked as (credit) are open to all, however participants will be required to matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. Guidance on this process will be provided. Find out more about studying for credit here.

Please note that from September 2017, bookings for non-credit courses will close 8 days before a course start date. Bookings for credit courses will close 15 days before a course start date.

 

Term 1 Courses (Starting September 2017)

Daytime

The Art of 15th Century Italy (Credit)
Selected Artists of the 20th Century (1900-1970)
Masterpieces of Modern Art
Discovering the National Collections 1
Edinburgh's Photographers: Hill and Adamson (One day Course - Saturday 21st October 2017)
Discovering French Painting at the National Galleries of Scotland I (October Start Date)
Themes at the Scottish National Gallery (November Start Date)

Evening

How Art Works (Credit Plus)
Arts and Architecture in Europe I: From Ancient Greece to the Middle Ages (Credit)
Discovering French Painting at the National Galleries of Scotland I

Term 2 Courses (Starting January 2018)

Daytime

Masters of the High Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael (Credit)
Selected Artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries (1960-present)
A History of Scottish Art
A History of Modern Fashion
Discovering the National Collections 2
Discovering the National Collections: Sculpture of the World
How to look after Old Photographs (One day course - Saturday 17th February 2018)
Themes at the Scottish National Gallery (February Start Date)
Japanese Textiles (One Day Course - Saturday 10th March 2018)

Evening

Arts and Architecture in Europe II: The Renaissance to the Reformation (Credit)
Discovering the National Collections 2

Term 3 Courses (Starting April 2018)

Daytime

The Art of 16th-Century Venice (Credit)
Looking at Portraits: from Augustus to Rembrandt
Picasso, Matisse and 20th Century Art
Discovering the National Collections: Jewellery from Antiquity to Present Day
Discovering the National Collections 3

Evening

Scottish Architecture: From Scara Brae to the Present (Credit)
Discovering the National Collections 3
Arts and Architecture in Europe III: The Early Modern to the Contemporary

For all general enquiries relating to the course, such as places available or location, please contact COL by phoning +44(0)131 650 4400 or emailing COL@ed.ac.uk.

Our Course Organisers can help you with enquiries about the academic content of courses.

Sally Crumplin

  • Programmes: Art History, History

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