Art Appreciation Course

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Features of the Course

The Art Appreciation Course is provided online.
You study at home in your own time and at your own pace.

Diploma Course

Art Appreciation Course curated and presented by Hilary Kay

Written by Leading Art Experts

12 different authors contribute their expertise

24/7 Support

Ask for assistance at any time

Facebook

An opportunity to connect with other students globally

Self-paced

No pressure to meet deadlines

Payment Options

Flexible payment options

Starting Dates

Start your course when it suits you

Guarantee

7 day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Tutors are drawn from major Art institutions and will guide you through the course

The Course

The Art Appreciation Course is provided by The Art Institute, presented and curated by art and antiques consultant Hilary Kay. Hilary has brought together 12 passionate art specialists to create an introductory course, designed to provide you with a broad understanding of western art, its history and the world that surrounds it.

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Course Outline

The Art Appreciation course is delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding assignments. The course is designed to be self-paced. Normally you would expect to be dedicating on average about 4-6 hours per week for 24 weeks. However, many students take up to one year to complete their studies because of family or work commitments.

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Advanced Modules

Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in art by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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About Hilary Kay

Hilary Kay is an art and antiques consultant, broadcaster, international lecturer and writer. She is one of the most familiar faces on BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow having joined this successful and long running programme as an expert in 1979. Hilary has featured in countless other television and radio programmes and, in 2010, she won BBC TV's Celebrity Mastermind. Her career in art and antiques began in 1977 when she joined Sotheby's, rising rapidly to head of department; the following year she became Sotheby's youngest ever auctioneer when she took her first sale at the age of 21.

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The Authors

Each module has been written by a different author recognised in his or her area of expertise. All authors, including the tutors have been drawn from major art institutions, academia and from the international art world. They are all passionate about their subject; they have wide experience in teaching their chosen field to an eclectic audience and are keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with you.

Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Libby Anson
Libby has been a lecturer in painting, life drawing, art criticism and professional development for various UK universities and has also worked as a life model. Her interest in the creative and professional development of artists, designers and writers has informed both her coaching, which she has delivered for various national arts and literary organizations as well as individual creatives, and also her current work with student employability and entrepreneurship.
Stephen Farthing

Stephen Farthing studied at St Martin's School of Art, London (1969-73) before taking his Masters Degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London (1973-76). Here he was awarded an Abbey Major Scholarship, taking him to The British School at Rome for a year from 1976. His teaching career began as a Lecturer in Painting at Canterbury College of Art (1977-79), after which he was a Tutor in painting at the Royal College of Art, London from 1980 to 1985.

Francesca Ramsay
Since graduating, Francesca has always worked at the interface between art and the public, leaving her adept at transforming complex ideas and academic jargon into something both accessible and entertaining. A varied career has left her with experience in both the commercial and public sectors. She is a trained art valuer, cutting her teeth at Dawson’s Auctions in Maidenhead and London, and has also worked as Press Manager at Frieze London.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Henry Komadowski

Lethbridge

This is a great introduction to the world of art. Well designed, fun to do and great tutorial support.

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Joëlle Verdon

Montreal, Canada

In summary, this course is brilliantly designed to reach a wide range audience in terms of background, and run by an enthusiastic team, from Lilly in support to my brilliant tutor Stephen Farthing, who also wrote a must-have book "Art: the whole story" (on Amazon).

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Richard Yaxley

Brisbane, Australia

The course materials are of a very high standard, the assignments are relevant and often deliciously provocative, the tutors provide outstanding support and the process is simple, effective and efficient.

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Mary-Louise Boardman

Olonzac, France

This course has been the most amazing doorway to an entirely new way of looking, at art, at life, at myself.

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Richard Draycott

Bedfordshire, UK

It provides a framework that helps to focus on the artists, their genre and its importance to us today with well written modules created by authoritative figures in their field. The modules provide details of further reading and lists the galleries where particular works of art can be viewed, all of which helped me to absorb myself in the subject.

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Rachel Cross

Weston-super-Mare, UK

It is an unhurried and detailed look at the broad shifts in art, seminal works and artists. It is presented in well written modules, which cover art principally from the Renaissance on, but there is also a broad overview of visual culture and a module dedicated to British art.

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Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

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International locations

We offer our course in 8 countries around the world.

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