Art History Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Art is the expression of human creativity and its communication through visual mediums. Art history is the academic study of the historical progress, development and timelines of the various visual arts and their expressions by use of line, shape, colour, form, texture, and space. This includes painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, videography, filmmaking, design, crafts and architecture, naming a few. Art history also analyses cultural, political, religious, and economic factors, which contribute to the appearance of visual works of art.

Discover world history and culture through the eyes of artists with the Art History Diploma Course.

Welcome to the study of art history! This course will take you through the prominent time periods studied by art historians. You’ll explore the most ancient art known to man – prehistoric art – before moving into the antiquity period of Asia and Europe, ancient American art (including civilisations such as the Aztecs and Mayans), and ancient African art. 

You’ll learn about pre-Islamic, Persian, and Islamic Middle Eastern art and examine various forms of European art from pre-1770, including Byzantine, Viking, Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance art and post-1770 European art with movements such as Romanticism, Impressionism and Expressionism, before moving on to post-colonial art.

Taking you up to the present day, the course concludes with an exploration of 20th-century art with a look at Cubism, Surrealism and Futurism, and contemporary art, including Pop Art, Minimalism, Op Art, Political Art, and Conceptualism.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Learn what art can tell us about cultural, political, societal, and economical changes throughout history
  • Discover prehistoric and ancient art
  • Explore Middle Eastern, European, and post-colonial art
  • Understand 20th century and contemporary art
  • Improve your analytical, visual, and sensual skills
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Art History?
  • Part 2: Time Periods
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction to Prehistoric Art
  • Part 2: Palaeolithic Art
  • Part 3: Mesolithic Art
  • Part 4: Neolithic Art
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Buddhist and Hindu Art
  • Part 2: Ancient Chinese Art
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Ancient Greek Art
  • Part 2: Ancient Roman Art
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Aztec Art
  • Part 2: Mayan Art
  • Part 3: Native American Art
  • Part 4: Amazonian Art
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Central Asia
  • Part 2: South-East Asia
  • Part 3: Japan
  • Part 4: Korea
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: West Africa
  • Part 2: Central Africa
  • Part 3: Southern Africa
  • Part 4: East Africa
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Pre-Islamic Arabia
  • Part 2: Persian Art
  • Part 3: Islamic Art
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Medieval Art
  • Part 2: Byzantine Art
  • Part 3: Viking Art
  • Part 4: Anglo-Saxon Art
  • Part 5: Slavic and Russian Art
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Gothic Art
  • Part 2: Renaissance Art
  • Part 3: Baroque Art
  • Part 4: Rococo Art and Neoclassicism
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: Romanticism
  • Part 2: Impressionism
  • Part 3: Realism
  • Part 4: Expressionism
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Makes Art Post-Colonial?
  • Part 2: Post-Colonial Themes and Critiques
  • Part 3: Examples of Post-Colonial Art
  • Module 12 Assessment
  • Part 1: Cubism
  • Part 2: Surrealism
  • Part 3: Futurism
  • Part 4: Art Deco
  • Module 13 Assessment
  • Part 1: Pop Art
  • Part 2: Minimalism
  • Part 3: Op Art
  • Part 4: Political Art
  • Part 5: Conceptualism
  • Conclusion
  • Module 14 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you’re interested in art from a creative or purely academic perspective, history or culture, you’ll enjoy the Art History Diploma Course. The history of art tells us so much about the development of humanity and culture. It can show us what it was like to live in the geographical position and time period from which a piece is from – what was important at the time and how the artist felt.

Whether you’re an artist or not, this history can inspire you in many ways. You may even find yourself with a new interest in a particular type of art that you may wish to learn more about.

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The Art History Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

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