Art History Distance Learning CourseA601

Looking for an Art History distance learning course? Are you bewitched by the master painters? Fascinated by the development of Art over the ages? Then our Art History home study course would prove an exciting challenge.

It takes you through the concept of art history, as well as discussing works of art and analysing the themes and topics covered. It then contextualises the subject by looking at its historical significance, finishing with an over view of art from 1400 to 1520 and 20th century art in Europe and the USA.

Like all Start Learning distance learning courses, you will have access to tutor support and our courses are designed in bite sized sections to make learning easier and more flexible. So Start Learning now!


Course Info

Home Study Support

As a valued student of Start Learning you will have the facility to use our personal tutor service with your Art History distance learning course.  At Start Learning we have a friendly team of highly qualified and experienced tutors.  A tutor will be allocated to our student for 12 months, starting from when study materials are received.  The tutors are contacted via email and are responsible for marking assignments and guiding you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

Distance Learning Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, just a keen interest in the subject. At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.

Recommended hours of Study

We recommended you spend approximately 90 hours of your time studying the Art History Course. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Course Contents

Our Art History distance learning course consists of the following topics:

Topic 1: Studying Art History
Unit 1:
What is art history?

Topic 2: An introduction to Art History
Unit 1:
Discussing works of art
Unit 2: Themes and topics in art

Topic 3: Art in context
Unit 1:
Historical and cultural contexts
Unit 2: How art is made and displayed

Topic 4: Painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy and Flanders from  c.1400 to c.1520
Unit 1:
Painting in Italy and Flanders from c. 1400 to c. 1520
Unit 2: Sculpture and architecture in Italy from c. 1400 to c. 1520

Topic 5: Painting, sculpture and architecture in Europe and the USA from c.1906 to c.1980
Unit 1:
Painting in Europe and the USA from c.1906 to c.1980
Unit 2: Sculpture and architecture in Europe and the USA from c.1906 to c.1980

Easy Payment Plan

Full Price is £399

50% Deposit + Postage = This is paid when signing up for the course

25% First Instalment = This is paid 1 month after signing up for the course

25% Second Instalment = This is paid 2 months after signing up for the course

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If you would like to set up a payment plan.

The deposit is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

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On successful completion of all of the assignments you will receive a Start Learning Diploma in Art History

Language of Examination



Q: How does the Art History course work?
A: The great thing about distance learning is that you can study from home or work, at your own pace and in your own time. You will also have your own professional personal tutor offering unlimited support via email and post, seven days a week. He or she will be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you advice as to how to complete the course successfully.

Q: Is there an exam at the end of the course?
A: No, the course is made up of assignments which you complete and send to your tutor for marking.

Q: Is there a word count for my assignments?
A: No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions. One sentence answers will not be accepted and you will be asked to redo the question and resubmit it.

Q: What happens if I’ve paid for the course but find it unsuitable?
A: Not a problem. If you return it within seven days, we’ll give you a complete refund, as long as the course is in re-saleable condition.

Q: What are the qualifications required to enrol onto this course?
A: A reasonable level of literacy is required as this is a Level Three course but otherwise there are no entry requirements, just a keen interest in the subject.

Q: How long do I have access to the personal tutor service?
A: The personal tutor service is available for 12 months from when the study materials are received.  At Start Learning we aim help our students to the best of our ability; therefore we are always delighted to answer questions and queries out with the 12 month period.
Q: Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A: yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Q: Is this Art History course paper based or on-line?
A: Our Art History course is paper based and comes in an attractive folder.

Q: I still have questions? / I would like more information?
A:  If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Start Learning via email: or call us on 0800 074 1222 or 0141 218 4424.

We look forward to hearing from you.