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 (from September 2019)

Daytime

A History of Modern Fashion

Christian Art: The First Millennium

Discovering French Arts at National Galleries of Scotland 1

Discovering the National Collections 1

Scottish Art in the Age of Change 1945-2000

Introduction to Art History (Credit)

The Art of 15th Century Italy

Themes at the National Galleries of Scotland: Family

Understanding Colour

Evening

3000 years of European Arts and Architecture: 1000 - 500 BCE *NEW*

3000 years of European Arts and Architecture: 500BCE - 0 *NEW*

Discovering the National Collections 1

Weekend

Scottish Textiles

Term 2 Courses (Starting January 2020)

Daytime

A History of Scottish Art

Discovering Decorative Arts at the National Museums of Scotland

Discovering French Arts at National Galleries of Scotland 2

Discovering the National Collections 2

Masters of the High Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael (Credit)

Selected Artists of the 20th Century (1900-1970)

Themes at the National Galleries of Scotland: Love

Evening

3000 Years of European Arts and Architecture: 0 - 500 *NEW*

3000 Years of European Arts and Architecture: 500 - 1000 *NEW*

Discovering the National Collections 2

Rennie Mackintosh: Art and Design

Weekend

Japanese Textiles
Victorian Photography

Term 3 Courses (Starting April 2020)

Daytime

Discovering French Arts at National Galleries of Scotland 3

Discovering the National Collections 3

Masterpieces of Modern Art

The Art of 16th-Century Venice (Credit)

Themes at the National Galleries of Scotland: Identity

Understanding Abstract Art

Evening

3000 years of European Arts and Architecture: 1000 - 1500 *NEW*

3000 years of European Arts and Architecture: 1500 - Today *NEW*

Discovering the National Collections 3

Scottish Architecture: From Scara Brae to the Present (Credit)

Important Information

For enquiries about the content of the courses in this subject area, please contact the Course Organiser - Sally Crumplin - Sally.Crumplin@ed.ac.uk

For all general enquiries, please contact us on 0131 650 4400 or COL@ed.ac.uk.