History of Art: Modern Art – Online

Mary Ward Centre
Course summary
147 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training

Course description

History of Art: Modern Art – Online

This course aims to provide an overview of the key stylistic developments and innovations in the visual arts from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. The course will look at significant art works within the contexts of culture, religion, technology, social and political developments.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is for anyone with an interest in understanding more about the visual arts and how they have evolved and developed over time.

The course is also suitable for students who are on higher level or progression course like Pre-Foundation, Foundation and Advanced Creative Practice (or even at University) who want a better understanding of how certain styles or art practices came about and how they have influenced artists through time.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Identify the key features of the main periods of the Modern art.
  • Identify and name different forms of art throughout these periods.
  • Describe the main materials used to create pieces of art.
  • Examine the relationship between art, architecture, artefacts, the Industrial Revolution and social-political changes.

Training Course Content

Term 1: the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian painting, Impressionism, Orientalism, Japonism, Pointillism, Symbolism. Post Impressionism and Art Nouveau; (Autumn Term)

Term 2: Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism, Vorticism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Suprematism and Constructivism, De Stijl, Bauhaus and Social Realism;

Term 3: Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada and Pop Art, Post-Modernism, Minimalism and alternative cultural perspectives.

Course delivery details

  • Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. Group discussions
  • Learning methods: Hands-on group activities, Reading handouts and following instructions. One-to-one and group discussion.


  • Full fee: £147
  • Concession fee: £49

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Mary Ward Centre

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