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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Accreditation

We are accredited and recognised by

In partnership with UNICEF, The Institute donates €3.00 from each enrolment to the children in the Syria crisis. This money will help to provide a safe education to the children in war-torn Syria. UNICEF’s aim this year is to assist in providing a formal and safe education for 1.2 million children in Syria. This includes the provision of facilities, school furniture, qualified teachers, rehabilitation, safe learning environments, and learning materials. We are very privileged to be working with UNICEF towards this goal.

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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 Anson is a writer, artist, creative and professional development coach and lecturer.

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).

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Colm McElroy

Dublin

Having a personal tutor who was so positive and helpful with her suggestions made my studies not only easier, but it added to the enjoyment of my studies in a really significant way.

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Mary Ledwidge

Monasterevin

I learnt so much and the fact that you complete it at your own pace really is an added bonus.

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Lawrence Fray

Ranikhet, Uttarakhand, india

The Art Institute course has suited my needs exactly: I'm more confident, more appreciative of art and certainly more informed about it; my enjoyment of viewing art, whether in a gallery or on a virtual tour of one, has increased tremendously.

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Maire Whooley

Brussels, Belgium

The Art Institute course was exactly what I was looking for! I live in Brussels, Belgium - so this online course was perfect!

I had been looking around for a suitable course, not easy to find, but this was just what I was looking for.

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Andre Luis dos Santos Silva

Dublin

I loved the course so much!! I recommend this course to anyone because it will be a good way to the first contact with the History of Art.

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Deirdre Campbell-Walsh

Dublin

I loved the course, not only did it give me a good overview of a wide spectrum of art but it helped me to understand European History more clearly.

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Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

Pay in Full

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€749.00

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Weekly Plan

24 Weekly Payments

€799.00

€33.29

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Monthly Plan

6 Monthly Payments

€799.00

€133.17

per month

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All prices are displayed in EUR.

Money Back Guarantee

Not happy? Contact us within 7 days of your enrolment to receive a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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International locations

We offer our course in 8 countries around the world.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual. We have also modified our learning requirements to allow all students to complete their assignments entirely from home, in isolation or lockdown situations.

We wish you the best of health and safety during this difficult time we are all facing.