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This course will appeal to anyone fascinated by designed objects and the ways they shape our lives and express who we are. From rococo to mid-century modern, arts and crafts to post-modernism, this course looks at design and decorative arts from the past 300 years.
We’ll touch on architecture and art, explore major design movements and
exhibitions and the influences which have helped shape fashion and interior
design. You’ll discover how cultural, social, economic and technological changes
have influenced design and you’ll find out more about the main design movements
and figures but also the impact of popular culture and the role of women in
How will I learn?
You will gain knowledge about design and decorative arts from the 1800s up to
the present day, with a particular emphasis on the 20th century. The course is
delivered in a chronological timeframe so that students can appreciate how the
visual arts have evolved over time.
There is no formal qualification with this course. You can participate at whatever level you feel comfortable with. Be prepared to take notes if you wish. A reading list is provided each week.
The course will be delivered through weekly online lectures. This is a very visual course, so expect lots of images. You will also have the opportunity to get involved with a Q&A session each week.
What can I do next?
If you enjoy the first course, enrol for Part 2 in the spring term.
For more information about progression routes please email [email protected]
COURSE START DATE
This course starts on 06/10/2020 and finishes on 24/11/2020. Each session starts at 18:30pm. For more information please email [email protected]
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.
This course is an online distance learning course and is not effected by any Covid-19 delivery changes.
For information on how this may impact art courses please email [email protected]
DISTANCE LEARNING PLATFORM
The choosen platform for this course is Microsoft Teams. Teams allows learners and teachers to seamlessly work together, create content and share resources from a single, easy-to-learn and simple platform. On successful enrolment onto this course you will be provided with all the details required to set up Teams.
Please be aware this course does have a fee that is payable on enrolment, If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.
For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.
This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.
Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next.
Course information last updated: Tuesday 20th April 2021 @ 8.30am (21 hours ago)