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Art and its Markets [May-June]

Summer Study

29 May–22 June 2018

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course 0 img This exciting course provides students with an intensive introduction to the ever-changing global art market and the individual sectors which comprise it, whilst promoting an appreciation of how these sectors perform under varying economic conditions. Structured around a season of prestigious summer sales at Sotheby’s, the course provides students with an insight into the mechanics of the leading auction houses and the art world as a whole. The course also includes a diverse schedule of visits to galleries, museums and historic buildings which aims to promote an enhanced understanding of the aesthetic and financial value of an array of art objects.

Course fees: £2950.00

Contemporary Art in London [May-June]

Summer Study

29 May–22 June 2018

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course 0 img This intensive course is aimed at students seeking to experience the art scene in London at close quarters and to learn about the wider historic and cultural implications of contemporary art in context, perhaps with a view to working in the field or to pursuing further study of the subject. Students are introduced to the world of contemporary art in special talks given by artists, curators, academics and art critics. The market for contemporary art and the role of the contemporary art curator and the collector are also addressed, and visits are made to a wide range of commercial, public and studio spaces.

Course fees: £2950.00

Women and Art

Summer Study

11 June–22 June 2018

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course 0 img This course explores both the depiction of women in art and the experience of female artists across a long period, from antiquity to the present day, through an introduction to the gender politics of visual culture. Using case studies and site visits in London’s world-class collections, the course addresses the historical constraints on women artists as well as the ways in which women challenged their exclusion from art academies and artistic patronage. Students will examine representations of women by both male and female artists and how these have changed over time. The course also investigates the ways in which international museums and collections are responding to the current interest in gender politics and its effect on culture at large. Students will gain a variety of critical skills through which to understand and critique current approaches to art, women and display.

Course fees: £1700.00

Photography, History and the Market

Summer Study

11 June–22 June 2018

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course 0 img From its experimental origins to the rise of digital technologies, photography has acquired a central role within the art world. This has resulted in an ever-increasing number of dedicated festivals, exhibitions, collections and prizes. The medium also commands a strong position with the art market, appearing in specialist art fairs and auctions and major contemporary art sales. Consequently, debates on photography cover a wide variety of topics, from the emergence of the modernist tradition to the forms of visual communication produced by platforms such as Instagram. This course will examine photography’s changing status as an art form from the early twentieth century to the present day; tracing its movement to the centre of the art world and the global art market. It will explore the major artists, exhibitions and movements which secured photography’s current position and assess the medium’s future. The course also includes sessions on various aspects of the market, including prints and editioning, valuing photographs and the legal issues that surround art photography. Students will learn from the expertise of our in-house specialists and a diverse programme of guest speakers, including leading market experts, artists and curators. The course adopts a wide variety of teaching formats, from lectures and group discussions to class visits to public, private and commercial collections and exhibitions. It also includes a historical techniques workshop in which we will make our own tin-types. On completion of Photography, History and the Market, students will be able to analyse and discuss art photography and its position within the art world.

Course fees: £1700.00

Foundations in Decorative Arts and Design, Part I

Summer Study

11 June–15 June 2018

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course 0 img This diverse five-day course traces the stylistic development of furniture, ceramics, glass and metalwork in the context of European interiors and architecture between the late seventeenth century and the Second World War. It provides an understanding of the broader historical and cultural factors that have influenced the production and consumption of decorative items during the same period, as well as paying attention to the materials and techniques used in the making of those objects. Visits will be included to major London museums and collections.

Course fees: £1100.00

Foundations in Decorative Arts and Design, Part II

Summer Study

18 June–22 June 2018

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course 0 img Designed to complement Foundations in Decorative Arts and Design, Part I: From Baroque to Art Deco, but also available to take as a ‘stand-alone’, this unique five-day programme introduces participants to the extraordinary breadth and beauty of some of most important and influential houses in southern England. Classroom-based lectures foreground the properties in the social and cultural landscape of their time; guided visits will be led by experts in the field. Covering Restoration, Georgian, Regency, Victorian and early twentieth century architecture and interiors, the course includes trips to Ham House, Syon House, Apsley House, Leighton House and culminates in a day excursion to the exceptional Brighton Pavilion and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery to study the Art Nouveau and Art Deco collections. Please note that a discounted rate is available to those participants who also enrol for Foundations in Decorative Arts and Design, Part I: From Baroque to Art Deco.

Course fees: £1200.00

Art Crime [4 weeks]

Summer Study

26 June–20 July 2018

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course 0 img This course examines the unique topic of art-related crime in its various forms and its implications for the international art market. As a multi-billion pound industry, criminal activity relating to art might assume a wide range of forms through the deception achieved with the creation of fakes and forgeries, the crimes of theft and towards the more subtle networks engaged in looting antiquities and money laundering. As a threat to our collective cultural identity, the subject of art crime demands a concerted investigation to understand its preconditions, processes and consequences and the varied challenges it presents to our cultural and commercial institutions; all of which will be analysed in depth throughout this summer programme.

Course fees: £2950.00

Art and its Markets [June-July]

Summer Study

26 June–20 July 2018

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course 0 img This exciting course provides students with an intensive introduction to the ever-changing global art market and the individual sectors which comprise it, whilst promoting an appreciation of how these sectors perform under varying economic conditions. Structured around a season of prestigious summer sales at Sotheby’s, the course provides students with an insight into the mechanics of the leading auction houses and the art world as a whole. The course also includes a diverse schedule of visits to galleries, museums and historic buildings which aims to promote an enhanced understanding of the aesthetic and financial value of an array of art objects.

Course fees: £2950.00

Rituals, Royals and Revolutions - Asian Art

Summer Study

26 June–20 July 2018

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course 0 img This intensive four-week course explores the art of Asia from its origins to the present day, examining it through ritual and belief, court patronage, revolutions and modernity. Students acquire knowledge of the production and features of different forms of art from Asia, from lacquer, jade, painting and ceramics to the migration of Buddhist art from west to east. The important position of Asian art in the art market is also considered through discussions with established London dealers and gallerists. Visits include encounters with Asian artworks through which students learn to discuss objects in situ that develop their skills of visual analysis through observation. Students further develop understandings of cultural migrations, economic and political contexts of artworks and are encouraged to make connections across different regions of Asia. The course culminates with the turbulent period of the twentieth century, including developments in contemporary Asian art and its place in the global art world.

Course fees: £2950.00

Contemporary Art in London [June-July]

Summer Study

26 June–20 July 2018

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course 0 img This intensive course is aimed at students seeking to experience the art scene in London at close quarters and to learn about the wider historic and cultural implications of contemporary art in context, perhaps with a view to working in the field or to pursuing further study of the subject. Students are introduced to the world of contemporary art in special talks given by artists, curators, academics and art critics. The market for contemporary art and the role of the contemporary art curator and the collector are also addressed, and visits are made to a wide range of commercial, public and studio spaces.

Course fees: £2950.00

Michelangelo to Matisse-European Art, 1500-1900

Summer Study

26 June–20 July 2018

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course 0 img In this intensive course students explore four extraordinary centuries in the history of European art, from the High Renaissance of the early sixteenth century to the Avant-Garde movements of the early twentieth. The course has a broadly chronological structure, within which key themes and issues will be explored under the guidance of a succession of expert tutors. Along the journey students will explore the impact of the classical past; the interrelationship between stylistic developments, materials and technique; questions of production, consumption and the market; and the broader cultural, intellectual and historical context in which certain kinds of art emerged.

Course fees: £2950.00

Finance and the Art Market

Summer Study

26 June–20 July 2018

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course 0 img This advanced course provides students with an intensive introduction to the specialised area of art finance within the context of the global art market. The course is structured around a series of core sessions on the growing market for art finance and investment. The course will cover topics such as art as an alternative investment, art investment funds, using art as collateral for loans and also looking closer at art in traditional wealth management. The course also includes a diverse schedule of classes on related aspects of the art market and the art world, including visits to galleries, museums and historic buildings which aim to promote an enhanced understanding of the aesthetic and financial value of an array of art objects.

Course fees: £2950.00

Art Crime [2 weeks]

Summer Study

26 June–06 July 2018

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course 0 img This course examines the unique topic of art-related crime in its various forms and its implications for the international art market. As a multi-billion pound industry, criminal activity relating to art might assume a wide range of forms through the deception achieved with the creation of fakes and forgeries, the crimes of theft and towards the more subtle networks engaged in looting antiquities and money laundering. As a threat to our collective cultural identity, the subject of art crime demands a concerted investigation to understand its preconditions, processes and consequences and the varied challenges it presents to our cultural and commercial institutions; all of which will be analysed in depth throughout this summer programme.

Course fees: £1700.00

Foundations in History of Art

Summer Study

16 July–20 July 2018

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course 0 img This intensive five-day course provides a basis for the analysis and interpretation of Western Art from the Renaissance until 1900. Chronologically organised, and highlighting key works, painters and movements, lectures will be complemented by special visits to London galleries and museums. The course provides a foundation in the history and developments of art and is designed as a refresher for art professionals and those who are interested in art interpretation.

Course fees: £1100.00

Foundations in Contemporary Art

Summer Study

23 July–27 July 2018

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course 0 img This intensive five-day course provides a basis for the analysis and interpretation of international contemporary art in all its forms. Chronologically organised, lectures will consider key issues in contemporary European, American and International art from 1960 to the present day, and will be complemented by special visits to London galleries and museums.

Course fees: £1100.00