South Thames College

Art History: Art of the Twentieth Century - All Levels


This course is a survey of Art History from its earliest beginnings to the present, over three Saturday sessions of three hours each.

Topics include: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Symbolism, Modernism (Fauvism, Cubism, Abstractionism, Suprematism, De Stijl, Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism, Dadaism & Surrealism, Lyrical Abstraction, Art Brut), postmodernism (Pop Art, Arte Povera, Minimalism, Neo-Expressionism, Conceptual Art, Land Art, Performance Art).

Teaching delivery is in a lecture format accompanied by visual images. There is opportunity for discussion and debate about the various topics within the lesson. You will be encouraged to visit museums and galleries to view the originals of some of the works studied during the course. Session one (1888 - 1918) features Manet, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Derain, Munch, Kirchner, Kandinsky, Picasso, Malevich, Mondrian.

Session two (1918 - 1968) features Duchamp, Chagall, Bauhaus, Klee, Schwitters, Ernst, Bacon.

Session three (1969 - 2019) features Pollock, Dubuffet, Andre, Long, Manzoni, Warhol, Ono, Beuys, The Art Workers Coalition, Sherman, Salcedo, Cattelan, Hirst.


Assessment is on-going.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Next Steps

You can enrol on other art courses at the college.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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Where and when
3 Weeks
Study mode:?
Part Time Evening
What do I need to pay?
£ 55
International students: ?
£ 60
Materials fees: ?

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