A woman is knitting in a garden, a cat crouching down beside her. i Frederick Walker, The Old Farm Garden, 1871, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Spring and Autumn Courses

Online and on campus

Our Spring and Autumn Courses go considerably beyond introductory surveys. Organised thematically, they provide a solid basis for further study in areas of Western art from classical antiquity to the twentieth century. We teach in small groups to facilitate discussion.

An Introduction to Art History and our Making Sense of courses familiarise students with fundamental aspects of the visual arts and of art history and its methodologies.

Variations on a Theme is an interdisciplinary programme designed for participants who like to explore the connections between different cultural expressions within one historical period.

Media, Materials and Methods foregrounds aspects of the practice of art-making while also situating them in the historical contexts of patronage and reception.

Spring Courses

Our Spring programme for 2023 offers fundamental courses, both online and on campus, on various aspects of Western art.

Find out more about our Spring programme
A road winds along a field with peach trees. A small village can be seen in the background. i Vincent van Gogh, Peach Trees in Blossom, 1889, oil on canvas, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Autumn Courses

A range of essential short courses taught on campus and in front of works of art in museums and galleries, or online.

Find out more about our Autumn programme
A group of houses can be seen behind the trees in a colourful forest. i Pierre Auguste Renoir, Outskirts of Pont-Aven, 1888-90, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld