Welcome to The Course, London

Part-Time Art History Courses London

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.

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.

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.

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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

The English Renaissance: England Under The Tudors

Tudor Kings and Queens: Henry VII, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I
24 September 2014 - 18 March 2015

The Golden Age of Venetian Painting 1475–1576

Art in Renaissance Venice
25 September - 4 December 2014

The London Course – The Evolution of a Great City

22 October 2014 - 18 March 2015

An Introduction to British Architectural History

The History of British Architecture
14 January - 4 February 2015

Images of War: World War I – Looking Back to the Renaissance

Art and sculpture of the Renaissance and First World War
15 January - 12 February 2015

Picturing Dante

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