The Department of History of Art offers short courses which run during  the acadamic year. The courses are taught by History of Art staff and guest speakers. Each course focuses on a specific aspect of the history of art and is designed to develop the student's awareness of the historical, cultural, social and political environments that have shaped the history of art. Students will strengthen their ability to discuss and analyse critically through sustained engagement with key works of art within their choice of topic.

A number of class trips are organized, including study tours to Florence, Rome, Berlin, Amsterdam and London.

Students may choose from a range of topics in Semester 1 (September-November) and Semester 2 (January-March). 

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Art History
  • Irish Art
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • Portraiture
  • The History of Photography
  • Modern Art
  • The History of Drawing
  • Contemporary Art
  • Theory and Philosophy of Art
  • The Historiography of Art History
  • Roman Baroque Art
  • Pictures of Everyday Life

€140/190, depending on choice of course.

Contact: Maeve Barry, Senior Executive Assistant, History of Art 

Tel.: 021 490 2124


You can download the course poster here (PDF):  ‌Short Courses poster 2015 (4,857kB)


Photographs from some recent class trips

Florence 2015 1 Florence 2015 2
2015: Class trip to Florence - Dr Flavio Boggi with students in the Bargello Museum 2015: Class trip to Florence - students studying Michelangelo's Doni Tondo in the Uffizi

Rome 2013

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 2013: Class trip to Rome with Dr Flavio Boggi - St Peter's 2013: Class trip to Florence with Dr Flavio Boggi - at the Duomo
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2012: Class trip to London with Dr Ed Krcma  2010: Class trip to Amsterdam with Dr Simon Knowles

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