Welcome to The Course, London

Part-Time Art History Courses London

As someone who is interested in art history and the visual arts, you’ll find our range of lectures and courses exciting, stimulating and enriching.


We are proud to be the winner of the Business Excellence Awards for Innovation in Adult Learning (2016 ‐ 19) and also for the London Prestige Award 2019‐20

Mary Bromley

Business Excellence Awards Winner 2016
Business Excellence Awards Winner 2017
Business Excellence Awards Winner 2018
Business Excellence Awards Winner 2019
London Prestige Award 2019

Perhaps you already have an art history degree. Or you have previously taken courses elsewhere. Maybe you have never studied the visual arts before but you’re passionate about a particular period, style or artist.

Whatever your background, you’ll find our courses will challenge you to see the arts in new ways. Established in 1994, The Course programmes take a fresh and innovative approach and encourage lively debate and discussion.

They also cross over into literature, music and opera. Our groups are small, informal and friendly and of course you’ll have the opportunity to socialise and exchange ideas with like-minded people who share your interest and enthusiasm for the visual arts.

In addition to our ongoing autumn lectures, we are delighted to offer NEW ONLINE sessions throughout September, October and November 2020.


You can attend individual lectures at any time. It is not necessary to book an entire course. Walks are subject to availability and priority is given to those who attend the whole series. Please check with us before booking.

We arrange bespoke visits for academic bodies, specialist clubs and societies. If you prefer individual tuition, or a private guided museum visit or walk, we can also arrange this at your convenience anywhere, anytime.

All our lectures take place at The University Women’s Club http://www.universitywomensclub.com. The Club, near The Dorchester Hotel, is situated at 2 Audley Square, London W1K 1DB, at the south end of South Audley Street (click here for map). There are parking meters nearby and several NCP car parks in the vicinity. The nearest underground stations are Green Park and Hyde Park Corner with access to the Victoria, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines. Buses stop in Park Lane outside the Dorchester and Hilton Hotels.

Graziella Jules-Joseph Lefebvre, 1878
Canaletto, The Entrance to the Grand Canal, Venice, c. 1730 Morning in the Village after Snowstorm (Malevich, 1912)

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Allowing you the flexibility to plan your own study programme and attend the lectures you want

From September 2020, The Course Card will cost £630.00 (for 10 sessions).

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