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Postgraduate Certificate in Art History and Renaissance Culture

Postgraduate Certificate in Art History and Renaissance Culture

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Full time | Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London | 7 months | JAN

Study mode

Full time

Duration

7 months

Start date

JAN

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Renaissance History Art History Cultural Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

About the course

If you have an interest in art history and Renaissance culture and are looking for an intellectual challenge, this course provides you with an excellent opportunity to develop your interests while gaining a Post Graduate Certificate qualification. Focusing on complex ideas and arguments pertaining to the production and understanding of works of art and Renaissance cultural history, the course is ideal for students who want to study at a postgraduate level but who do not want to commit to a full MA.

This seven-month programme aims to:

  • Give students mastery over the current methodological and theoretical approaches to art history rooted in the Renaissance and early modern period.
  • Train students to recognise, critique and articulate complex ideas about the production and understanding of works of art and renaissance cultural history
  • Develop advanced research and analytical skills that are highly valued transferable skills as well as good preparation for further academic study.
  • Provide a stepping for those who wish to progress to further postgraduate study. Students will gain 60 credits towards a Masters’ Degree.

Why study with us?

As a student at the Warburg Institute, you will have access to the best resources for the study of Renaissance art and culture in London. Unparalleled staff contact hours are combined with access to the Warburg Library, with its unique cataloguing system specifically designed to aid research, and the National Gallery’s collection and archives.

Through the Institute’s research projects, fellowship programmes and events, and its informal collegiate atmosphere, students have extensive opportunities for networking with an international community of scholars, which significantly enriches the learning experience and can provide ideal connections for the future careers.

Studying in Bloomsbury at the centre of an academic and cultural hub, students also benefit from visits and training sessions at neighbouring institutions including the British Museum, the Government Art Collection, the Wellcome Trust and the British Library, and further afield the V&A, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Courtauld Gallery.

Modules

This course offers an introduction to the iconological study of Renaissance art. It focuses on figures, themes and narratives depicted in paintings, sculptures, prints and other visual media, and will unpack what these subjects tell us about social, political, cultural and religious attitudes from the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries. Classes are devoted to religious art, including the critical analysis of the lives of the saints and the cult of the saints, and secular art, with topics including portraiture, mythology, allegory and literature. Italy is the main storehouse of imagery but our paths of investigation will extend well beyond to the rest of Europe.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

2,690

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

5,445

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entry requirement is an upper second-class honours degree from a British university, or an equivalent qualification from a non-UK institution, in any discipline in the humanities which is related to the course.