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.
Lynette Westgaard

Auckland, New Zealand

I have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect, and I am very grateful to my tutor for all her encouragement and advice. The modules were marked very quickly and always had handy hints.

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Heather Carpenter

Auckland, New Zealand

I think this course gives a great overview of the key stages of art history that have influenced the shape of artwork across the centuries.

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Clare Toovey

Masterton, New Zealand

The course has provided a most interesting challenge and has given me hours of pleasure over this last year as I've been taken on a tour of art through the ages, reading well written modules produced by obviously passionate experts.

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Marnie Luond

New Plymouth, New Zealand

I did this course as an interest and thoroughly enjoyed it, learning far more than I expected.

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Kevin Lawrence

Canterbury, New Zealand

I found the workload just right with resource books that encouraged further reading and study. Assignments were always marked promptly, with positive and helpful comments added.

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Margaret Whittaker

Christchurch, New Zealand

I feel it has given me a well rounded insight into all periods and styles of art, from the earliest of times to the present day, and it has encouraged me to continue studying the period which interested me the most.

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Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

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24 Weekly Payments

$1,099.00

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

$1,099.00

$183.17

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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International locations

We offer our course in 8 countries around the world.

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