Art History – Romanticism & The Visual Arts Print this page

Dates: 11/07/18 - 13/07/18
Days: Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
Friday 10:00 - 15:00
Sessions: 3
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S30028B09AV
Fees: Standard - £72.00
Concessionary - £72.00

Course Information

What are the overall aims of the course?

You will learn about European and American artists who in the first half of the 19th century challenged the hegemony of rationalism and emphasised opposite values. In their art they explored and expressed emotional, imaginative, and spiritual aspects of life.

What will I learn on the course?

Identify and describe key features of Romanticism
Discuss the similarities and differences between countries (such as: Germany, England, Scotland, France, United States, Norway, and Sweden)
Name major Romantic artists
Analyse and interpret Romantic works of art, and use relevant vocabulary
Assess and discuss the relation of Romanticism to modernity
Distinguish Romanticism from another major 19th century artistic trend, Neo-Classicism

Are there any entry requirements?

Ability to understand spoken English

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)
This course is lecture based. However, during each session, time will be set aside for discussions and activities. Individual research at home will be encouraged. Your individual interests will be integrated through dialogue and feedback.

How will my progress be checked?

You will mainly be assessed informally through our class discussions. Regularly, the group’s progress will be evaluated through activities. You will get verbal feedback during the sessions
Tutor observation

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?


What do I need to bring with me to class?

Notebook & Pen

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

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You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

Further Art History courses
Art & Design courses

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