United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Art and Architecture through the Ages: Edinburgh and Beyond

when 17 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1150

Beginning with ancient Greece, the course will take you on a journey to the present day, exploring the history of western art and architecture. With both the medieval Old Town and neo-classical New Town protected as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as a multitude of museums and galleries around the city, Edinburgh is the perfect city to trace the development of art and architecture through the ages and see their impact today. Combining lectures with site and museum visits around Edinburgh, this course will take an active approach to learning and will let you engage with the art and architecture surrounding you in the city. By drawing on examples found in Edinburgh’s museums, buildings, and landmarks, the course will provide you with a strong understanding of key periods in western history and will place them in context in the contemporary city.

Course leader

Dr Emily Goetsch

Course aim

You will learn the history and theory behind the development of western art and architecture, including key phases and turning points.

You will develop skills in visual analysis and critical thinking, and will become familiar with prominent debates within art and architectural history. The course will tackle issues related to curation, interpretation and preservation, encouraging you to better understand how art and history are presented within a museum context and offering an insight into decisions that are made during the process of curation.

Credits info

Non-Credit bearing course

Fee info

GBP 1150: Accommodation is not included in the course fees
GBP 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £114-489 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be made available on the summer school website when announced

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