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Art and Architecture Summer Course in Cambridge Ages 16-18

Cambridge Summer School 2020
Also in Oxford

Part of the BROADENING HORIZONS Programme


Discover the most impressive and important Art and Architecture the city of Cambridge has to offer. This two-week series of workshops will provide a fascinating overview of the artistic and architectural periods, from Medieval times to the Modern era.

2 or 4 weeks | Available July - August 2020

  • Residential in historic buildings in Cambridge
  • An inspiring architecture summer course taught by experts.
  • Combine this course with other options - tailor your programme
  • A truly international environment - over 150 nationalities in 2019

Course Summary

Cambridge is one of the world’s greatest cultural centres and is home to some of England’s most stunning and influential buildings, dating as far back as Medieval times, and right up to the Modern era. This workshop series will introduce students to some of the most impressive and important Art and Architecture the city has to offer, and to the study of Art and Architecture in general. The class will go on to receive an introduction to the evolution of Art and Architecture in Europe up to the present day, and apply their learning to studying examples of work from different periods that can be found in Cambridge.

The workshops will consist of a combination of classroom-based learning, discussion of artistic and architectural periods and styles, and interactive walking tours.

What will you get out of the Cambridge's Art and Architecture Summer Course?

By the end of this series of workshops, you will have received an overview of Cambridge’s extraordinarily rich artistic and architectural heritage and history. You will be equipped with the skills and language required to understand, describe, analyse and interpret artistic and architectural works that span a wide range of styles. It is hoped that once you have completed the course, you will take a more open-minded and creative approach to Art and Architecture, as you will have a better understanding of what artists and architects were seeking to communicate and achieve through their work, and why. This is a key difference between simply admiring a work and appreciating it fully, and will serve you well in your further studies or a career in the rich and fascinating domains of Art and Architecture.

The Broadening Horizons Programme

This subject is part of the Broadening Horizons course at Oxford Royale Summer Schools’s Cambridge summer school.

The Broadening Horizons course, for students aged 16 to 18, is suitable both for those who are trying to decide what to pursue in further education, and for those who simply want to learn about a variety of interesting subjects: 30+ study options are available!

Students choose two morning classes and one afternoon workshop to provide a diverse and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to their needs, allowing them to pursue areas of interest or try out something new. Students studying Broadening Horizons in Cambridge get the chance to live and learn in a college of the University of Cambridge.

Learn more about and apply for the Broadening Horizons Programme in Cambridge

Expectations and Pre-requisites

No specific experience or skills are expected of students wishing to participate in this course, although a strong command of the English language is vital. We ask students to bring a laptop with them. If any additional course-specific equipment or software is needed, you will be notified in advance.

Choose your options and apply for Broadening Horizons

The Broadening Horizons programme - our flagship summer course - allows you to combine different subject options to enable a flexible, tailored programme that best suits your academic needs

To view other options, select your choice of options and apply, please visit the main Broadening Horizons Programme in Cambridge page

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