Short Courses


The Discipline 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 class focuses on a specific aspect of the discipline 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.

Courses by Topic (2019/20)

Students may choose from a range of topics in Semester 1 (September-November 2019) and Semester 2 (January-April 2020). Courses include:

  • Introduction to Art History
  • Irish Art
  • Portraiture
  • History of Photography & Lens-based Media
  • Modern Art
  • Contemporary Art
  • Theory & Philosophy of Art
  • The Historiography of Art History
  • The History of Genre Painting 
  • Global Art History
  • Art & Gender


€140/190, depending on length of course.

More Information and Application Details

For more information, please contact Maeve Barry, Senior Executive Assistant, History of Art, UCC. Tel.: 021 490 2124. Email:

History of Art

5 Perrott Avenue, University College Cork, CORK, Republic of Ireland.