Welcome to The Course, London

Part-Time Art History Courses London

Celebrating our 21st Birthday
1994 – 2015

As we celebrate our 21st birthday, we hope you’ve enjoyed our courses and study tours as much as we have. We thank you for all your support and look forward to many more.

Mary Bromley

As someone who is interested in art history and the visual arts, you'll find our range of lectures and courses exciting, stimulating and enriching.

Perhaps you already have a history of art degree. Or you have previously taken courses elsewhere. Maybe you have never studied the visual arts before but you're passionate about a particular period, style or artist.

Whatever your background, you'll find our courses will challenge you to see the arts in new ways. Established in 1994, The Course programmes take a fresh and innovative approach and encourage lively debate and discussion.

They also cross over into literature, music and opera. Our groups are small, informal and friendly and of course you'll have the opportunity to socialise and exchange ideas with like-minded people who share your interest and enthusiasm for the visual arts.

BESPOKE VISITS
We arrange bespoke visits for academic bodies, specialist clubs and societies. If you prefer individual tuition, or a private guided museum visit or walk, we can also arrange this at your convenience anywhere, anytime.

LECTURE VENUE
All our lectures take place at The University Women's Club (near The Dorchester Hotel) (http://www.universitywomensclub.com).

The University Women's Club is situated at 2 Audley Square, London W1K 1DB which is at the south end of South Audley Street. There is a Car Park immediately next door to the Club and several others nearby in Park Lane.

The nearest underground stations are Green Park and Hyde Park Corner with access to the Victoria, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines. Buses stop in Park Lane outside the Dorchester and Hilton Hotels.

Our Lecturers

All our lectures are taught by well-known, well-qualified lecturers who use high quality teaching materials including slides, digital images, video and music.

Want to know more? Please see our lectures and courses. Or get in touch.

“I would recommend THE COURSE without reservation”

“Thank you for making my week so much more interesting and fulfilling. I am SO enjoying the course and already look forward to next term”

“The last three courses I’ve attended have been absolutely wonderful and I’ve learnt so much”

“Brilliant as usual. Would love to attend them all!”

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Lectures and Courses

Treasures of the Courts

Isabella d'Este, Pope Julius II, Philip II of Spain, Holy Roman Emperor, Jahangir, Mughal Empire, Emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, Charles I of England, Louis XIV of France, Peter the Great, Madame de Pompadour, George IV of Great Britain, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
23 September 2014 - 23 June 2015

Picturing Dante

Dante Alighieri and The Divine Comedy
15 April - 24 June 2015

The Magnificent Age: Art, Life and Baroque

Baroque Art in Italy, Spain and France
22 September 2015 – 21 June 2016

Europe of the Empires: The Arts of the 19th Century

18thC Age of Reason, Europe 1780-1850, 19thC Queen Victoria, Europe 1850-1914
23 September – 21 October 2015 and 13 January - 10 February 2016

The London Course: Exploring Growing Village Suburbs

Kensington, Paddington, Chelsea, Islington, Hampstead, London Underground
4 November – 9 December 2015 & 10 February - 16 March 2016

Italian Renaissance Drawing: Design, Form & Function

Bramante, Bellini, Pontormo, Carracci, Michelangelo, Raphael
1 October – 3 December 2015

An Introduction to Opera

Monteverdi, Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, 19th century French opera, Verdi, Wagner
14 January – 11 February 2016

The Silk Road Then and Now: Past and Present Culture

Han dynasty, Silk Road in Taklamakan and Gobi desert
18 February – 17 March 2016

How Homer Became Great Art: The Iliad

Epic poem, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Claude Lorrain, David, De Chirico, Flaxman, Fuseli, Giulio Romano, Il Padovanino, Il Pinturicchio, Ingres, Angelica Kauffman, Leighton, Moreau, Rubens, Tiepolo, Tischbein
20 Aprii – 22 June 2016