History of Art


Art/Architecture in London Modules

These elective courses are open to both UCL degree students and affiliate students who are registered outside the History of Art department.

These elective modules are open to both UCL degree students and affiliate students who are registered outside the History of Art department.

They are aimed as challenging introductory modules for non-History of Art students (both UCL degree and visiting affiliates) and focus on works of art in London’s museum and gallery collections and the city’s architecture. 

The contents and syllabus of these modules change each year. Previous modules have focused on medieval art and architecture; Italian art of the 15th and 16th centuries in the National Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum; 17thc architecture of Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren and modern and contemporary art and artists from Europe, Africa and the United States represented at Tate Modern. Please find below the list and times of courses offered in 2021/22. Important: the start and end times are when the classes begin and end off campus at galleries etc, so please make sure your timetable allows for this. More detailed course descriptions will be available later in the summer.

Autumn Term

HART0008: Art in London before 1600

Mondays 14:00-16:00

HART0018: Modern and contemporary Art in London III

Wednesdays, 14:00-16:00

HART0024: Architecture in London II 

Wednesdays, 14:00-16:00

Spring Term

HART0010: Art in London before 1600 III  

Mondays 14:00-16:00

HART0021: Modern and contemporary Art in London VII

Wednesdays, 14:00-16:00

HART0027: Architecture in London V

Wednesdays, 14:00-16:00

Each module runs for one term (10 weeks of teaching) in either the Autumn or Spring term, with a value of 15 credits (4 US credits). The assessments for each module are completed by the end of the respective term. Assessment is by two pieces of coursework, each given equal weighting. All modules must be taken for credit, auditing is not permitted.

How to register for one of these modules:

All students must first email the History of Art Affiliate Tutor/Course Director to secure a place on one of these modules as each module has a maximum of 18 places and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Once your place has been approved by the Affiliate Tutor/Course Director, then you may add this module to your Portico registrations.

Programme Contact

The History of Art Affiliate Tutor and Course Director for Art/Architecture in London courses is Diana Dethloff