Art History Summer School
The History of Art spans tens of thousands of years; from the ancient cave drawings at Lascaux to contemporary cutting edge installation and performance works, with each piece and period having something important to show us about human life. The Art History Summer School provides a five day whirlwind tour through some of the key moments in the development of Western artistic practice. It also offers an opportunity for students to get stuck into some big philosophical questions in the field of aesthetics – What is art? How can we judge ‘good’ art? Is it meaningful to speak of the ‘progress’ of art?
This course will give students an idea of what Art History has to offer at undergraduate level as well as the kind of careers which might follow from a degree in Art History, with a workshop in curatorship followed by a trip to the National Gallery to explore and critique current exhibitions.
See a full schedule here.
This course will be led by post-graduates from top universities and will be taught through a small group lecture and seminar format. The Summer School offers strongly interactive environment for participants, allowing them to express and develop their own thoughts and ideas together with our tutors and like minded peers.
No prior knowledge is required to attend this course, all we would ask is that you have an interest in art and enthusiasm for studying Art History.
This course is suitable for students aged 15-18 and will be held at the University of London Union in Bloomsbury, Central London.
Taking place on 19th-23rd August 2013, 10-30 – 4.30 on each day.
Feedback from the Art History Summer School 2012 (read more here):
This Art History course has been extremely helpful in enabling me to learn more about different styles and periods of art. I have really enjoyed it and each session has been full of information. Looking a specific paintings and artists has been challenging in broadening my knowledge of art through time.
The Art History Summer School was really fantastic, covering a wide range of topics and yet covering each one in depth. The tutors were really friendly and had an infectious enthusiasm for their subject. Highlights included the trip to the National Gallery and the session on the visual uncanny. I would highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in Art History.
History of Art with Debate Chamber was a great way for me to confirm that I wanted to study the subject at uni. Not only did I learn loads of new concepts but I got a taste of curating – something I would love to pursue as a future career. The course has made me excited about my academic future!
Book a Place
The fee for the Art History Summer School is £390 per student. Debate Chamber offers a limited number of full and partial bursaries for students who would otherwise have difficulty attending. For more information or to book a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 0845 519 4827, or use the form below.
If you are applying for a fees bursary please do not fill in the form below, instead please complete the Bursary Application – Student Form.