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Methodologies in Art History: On-Demand Online Course

Join our Methodologies in Art History online course, and prepare for your future career.

Methodologies in Art History - Introduction

Do you want to take your knowledge of Art History to the next level? Are you considering Art History as a career path? Our Methodologies in Art History online course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to Art History, all in comfort and convenience of your own home. You will experience an insight into the origins and methodologies of the study of art over the centuries. You will be introduced to case studies of art historians and movements in the field which will provide excellent discussion material for university admissions interviews.

Join our Methodologies in Art History On Demand online course, and prepare for your future career.

Methodologies in Art History

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Course Summary

This course will provide you with an exciting initiation in art and art history. As well as exploring the works of many of history’s most celebrated artists, this course also examines the discipline of Art History itself by tracing its roots back to the very earliest pieces of critical writing.

It will focus on some particular moments in the formation of the academic discipline of art history, and will consider what bearing those methodologies have on our own thinking in the 21st century. If you’re considering Art History, History, or English literature at university, it will also help to show interviewers and admissions tutors that you have a serious and sophisticated engagement with your subject. The case studies of art historians and movements in the field of art history will provide excellent discussion material.

Topics Covered

During the course you will…

  • Gain an understanding of the roots of the discipline of Art History
  • Examine the major movements of Art History over the centuries
  • Gain an insight into the methodologies employed by art historians

By the end of the course you will be able to…

  • Talk confidently about major figures in the history of Art History
  • Understand the different perspectives from which one can critically analyse a work of art
  • Employ the techniques learned to conduct one’s own criticism of art

What’s Included?

  • 4 x Interactive Tutorials
  • Online quizzes and exams
  • Access to the course discussion forum
  • Course worksheets and case studies
  • ORA Certificate of completion

 

Syllabus

Tutorial 1: The Fathers of Art History (1 - 1.5 hours)

Giorgio Vasari and Johann Joachim Winckelmann are considered the founding fathers of Art History. This tutorial will consider their respective methodologies and approaches to art to demonstrate the great influence that these two critics had on the entire discipline of Art History.

Tutorial 2: Formalism (1 - 1.5 hours)

This tutorial will firstly define and explore formalist approaches to art criticism. It will then take a look at two key movements in Formalism and their main exponents before considering whether it can provide an adequate approach to art.

Tutorial 3: A Social History of Art (1 - 1.5 hours)

The school of thought that lies in opposition to formalism is that of history or historicism and the social history of art. Marxist thought had a notable influence on the social history of art so this tutorial will chart this development over the years, before ending with a discussion of the key figures in the formation of the more recent school: the New History of Art.

Tutorial 4: Museums and Visual Historiography (1 - 1.5 hours)

How we view and interpret art is governed by many factors and the contexts in which we view them. It is often surprising how things extraneous to the artwork itself can influence how we perceive it. This is particularly true in relation to museums. This tutorial will therefore consider how biases and prejudices in relation to the presentation of art can be problematic.

Key Details

Course Pre-requisites

Advanced level of English
Passion for Art and Art History!

Course Level

For students thinking of applying to university to study Art, History or related subjects
For students with a general interest and enthusiasm for this topic

Difficulty

Moderate

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required to take this course, just enthusiasm for the subject!

Fees

£29.99

Workload

4-6 hours (further independent study is encouraged)

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