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At A Glance

  • Length of Course: 2 Weeks
  • Tuition: 15 Hours Per Week
  • Campus: St Hugh’s College
  • Age Range: 15 to 17 Years
  • Class Size: Maximum 15 Students
  • Key Skills Developed: Research Skills, Critical and Analytical Thinking, Presentations
  • Language Level Required: Intermediate and Above
  • Suitable for Further Study or Career: Fine Art, History, English, Architecture

Download a summary of the History of Art course here.

Why Choose History of Art?

History of Art is the ideal subject for students who love art in all its forms; from painting and sculpture, to architecture and design. In this communicative and interactive course, students will analyse trends and movements in art in their political, historical and cultural contexts. In doing so, students will improve their knowledge of how art has developed and progressed through history. The course also focuses on developing students’ critical thinking and analytical skills in English.

Course Objectives

  • To gain a broad-based knowledge and understanding of art and its histories
  • To build an awareness of art within different cultures and societies
  • To analyse and interpret information from different sources
  • To advance learning through the development of visual literacy skills
  • To improve all-round confidence in using English communicatively

Time to Shine

The ability to research, interpret and recognise information presented in visual forms is an important skill in today’s increasingly image-saturated society. To recognise this, our History of Art students will participate in weekly Time to Shine projects, which require them to research an artistic movement or topical issue in greater depth, and collaborate to critically analyse and present their interpretations to their peers. This way, students can develop key research and analytical skills, alongside teamwork and presentation skills.

What You’ll Take Away

The cultural industries are some of the biggest employers in the world, and the content of our History of Art course would be particularly useful for any students wishing to study Art History, Fine Art, Classics or History at university. It also provides students with key transferable skills that are highly prized by both employers and universities. Students will develop their visual and critical awareness, develop effective communication skills, be adept at analysis and interpreting information and learn how to work independently, as well as effectively within a team.