Art History Summer School

Oxford Summer Courses students touring the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

Magnificent art meets mastermind teaching

Ever been moved by a painting or sculpture but wondered just how it stirred such strong emotion? Study our Art History course and you’ll learn how to closely analyse the techniques and symbolism behind a range of artworks.

We’ll explore how different mediums and medias are used to represent different moods and themes and interpret art from a range of cultural contexts from the past to present day.

Studying in the historic city of Oxford, you’re only a short walk away from some of the most fascinating artwork and artefacts – which you’ll have chance to explore during free time on your course.

Study solo and collaborate with some of the finest artistic minds. We mix individual and interactive learning for the most immersive, engaging experience.

So whether you aspire to see your own artwork hanging in a prestigious gallery one day or want to excel in the art industry as a researcher or teacher, our Art History course is the ideal canvas to begin with.

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Interpret expression, colour and texture and feed your curiosity on the meaning behind some of the world’s most marvellous artworks

From realist landscapes with their precise brushwork to abstract modern art with all its reckless random abandon, learn how to observe and analyse a range of mediums and medias from established art tutors.

We’ll explore a range of artefacts, drawing on the rich history kept in local museums to enrich your learning experience. We’ll cover a range of different periods and places, such as pre and post-war art, Renaissance, Impressionism and Expressionism, including how they’ve influenced the modern world of art around us.

Fast-track your career in the arts and build a solid knowledge of the great artists throughout time, the processes and practices iconic painters have employed and the theory and meaning behind every movement on the canvas.

photo (c) John Cairns

Our established tutors are experts in their fields of study. Gain the skills and experience you need to excel with a unique, unparalleled learning experience.


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