London Art History with the Courtauld Institute of Art (Fall)

Programme Overview

Course offering subject to change

General programme information may be found at Boston University Study Abroad.

Students begin with an essential core class taken with the London Internship Programme’s Arts/Arts Administration students. The core class is complemented with a personalised tutorial with renowned art historian Professor Robert Cumming. For their remaining 12 credits, students are then integrated into one required and one elective course at the Courtauld (6 credits each). The elective course will be chosen from a selection of course options at the Courtauld.

Students are pre-registered for:
CAS AH 320 Modern British Art and Design (4cr)
CAS AH 388 British Painting from Holbein to the 20th Century (4cr)
Tutorial Tutorial
Courtauld Institute courses:
CAS AH 300 Frameworks for Interpretation – Historiography and Display (6cr) (required course)
Electives Course options will be sent to accepted students during the summer prior to their semester of study. Past elective (6cr) choices have included (please note that these options may not be available each year):

  • Decline and Fall? Art and Transformation in Late Antiquity (Classical/Byzantine/Medieval)
  • Master and Assistant: The Making of Arts in the Later Middle Ages (Classical/Byzantine/Medieval)
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Painting and Sculpture in Florence and Rome c.1470-1513 (Renaissance)
  • Imagery and Identity in Seventeenth-century Netherlands (Early Modern)
  • Cathedrals in Context (Classical/Byzantium/Medieval)
  • Fifteenth-century Italian Architecture (Renaissance)
  • Seventeenth-century Art in the Courts of Rome, Prague, Paris and Madrid (Early Modern)

Pre-departure Orientation

Staff Contact

If you have any queries about the London Art History Programme please contact the Academic Office.