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 everyone. As a credit student, you will matriculate as a student at the University of Edinburgh as part of the registration process for these courses. For more information, please visit the Studying for Credit pages.

Studying for Credit

 

Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!

Term 1 Courses (Starting September 2018)

Daytime

A History of Scottish Art
The Florentine Renaissance:  A Chronological Assessment (Credit)
Discovering the National Collections 1 
Illuminated Manuscripts: Secrets of Medieval Life
Introduction to Art History (Credit)
Japanese Art, Design and Visual Culture
Six Great Painters of the Seventeenth Century
Discovering French Arts at the National Galleries of Scotland 1 (October Start Date)

Themes at the National Galleries of Scotland: Family (November Start Date)

Scottish Textiles (One Day Course - Saturday 3 November 2018)

Evening

Arts and Architecture in Europe I: From Ancient Greece to the Middle Ages (Credit) 

Term 2 Courses (Starting January 2019)

Daytime

Discovering the National Collections 2
Discovering Decorative Arts at the National Museums of Scotland
Selected Artists of the 20th Century (1900-1970) 
Scottish Art in the Age of Change 1945-2000
The Art of Fifteenth-Century Burgundy I (Credit)
Themes at the National Galleries of Scotland: Love (February Start Date)
Discovering French Arts at the National Galleries of Scotland II (February Start Date)
Japanese Textiles (One Day Course - Saturday 2 March 2019)

Evening

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

Term 3 Courses (Starting April 2019)

Daytime

Themes at the National Galleries of Scotland: Identity
Understanding Abstract Art 
Masterpieces of Modern Art 
Discovering the National Collections: Jewellery from Antiquity to Present Day
The Art of 15th-century Burgundy II (Credit)
Discovering the National Collections 3
Discovering French Arts at the National Galleries of Scotland III (May Start Date)

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 (Credit)

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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