Art History

UK Open Learning

£330
VAT inc.

Important information

  • Course
  • Distance Learning
  • 90 hours of study
Description

This course covers art history from the fifteenth century to the present day. It will help you approach architecture, painting and sculpture with a fresh and informed eye. You will cover many of the major art movements and study the works from a variety of artists from different periods.
Suitable for: This course is suitable for all students, regardless of age, and especially for the art lover who wants to develop a deeper appreciation of painting, sculpture and architecture in its historical context.

Important information

Requirements: No special qualifications are needed to study this course, but you should feel comfortable writing essays of 700 to 1,000 words.

Course programme

What can I expect from this course?

Taking a UK Open Learning course means there are a number of people to help you. You will be assigned a personal tutor, an experienced teacher, who will provide regular feedback by marking your assignments. You can contact your tutor by email, as well as by post.

Your course materials will contain:

  • an introduction to your personal tutor who will be assisting you in your learning
  • a student handbook containing valuable advice about your course
  • a course guide that will help you progress through the activities
  • a total of 5 self-contained study modules that are structured to help you learn
  • 39 colour postcards of works of art that are featured in this course
  • a total of 12 assignments that are designed to help you learn

    How long will the course take?
    Each of the course topics is self-contained and will allow you to work in your own time.
    There are also 12 assignments with advice on how and when to complete them.

    What topics are covered by this course?
    Course Guide
    Module 1: Studying art history
    Unit 1: What is art history?

    Module 2: An introduction to art history
    Unit 1: Discussing works of art
    Unit 2: Themes and topics in art

    Module 3: Art in context
    Unit 1: Historical and cultural contexts
    Unit 2: How art is made and displayed

    Module 4: Painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy and Flanders from c.1400 to c.1520
    Introduction to the module
    Unit 1: Painting in Italy and Flanders from c. 1400 to c. 1520
    Unit 2: Sculpture and architecture in Italy from c. 1400 to c. 1520

    Module 5: Painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe and the USA from c.1906 to c.1980
    Introduction to the module
    Unit 1: Painting in Europe and the USA from c.1906 to c.1980
    Unit 2: Sculpture and architecture in Europe and the USA from c.1906 to c.1980
    39 colour postcards
  • Additional information

    Students per class: 75