When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor TBC PDG HPL - Grade H
  • Course Code W23PDGB08A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Embark on a captivating journey through one of the most transformative and culturally significant periods in human history – the Renaissance. The Renaissance, which flourished from the 14th to the 17th century, was a time of profound artistic and intellectual awakening. It marked a revival of classical ideals and a rebirth of creativity, leading to remarkable advancements in art and music. Throughout this course, we will explore the intertwined narratives of visual and auditory creativity, discovering how art and music converged and influenced each other during this period. Learn more about the Renaissance's artistic and musical treasures. Join us in unravelling the timeless beauty and enduring legacy of this extraordinary era, where art and music converged to shape the course of human creativity and culture.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the works of iconic artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael, as well as the innovations that defined Renaissance art.
  • Explore the musical compositions of renowned figures like Josquin des Prez and Palestrina, understanding how they mirrored the artistic ideals of the era.
  • Uncover the connections between art and music, and how they collectively reflected the humanistic spirit of the Renaissance.
  • Analyse the socio-political and cultural influences that shaped the art and music of this period.
  • Reflect on how Renaissance art and music continue to inspire contemporary artists and musicians.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The 2 hours will be taught in an informal lecture/ discussion format with presentations shared on screen. There will be a 10-minute break in the middle of the session. You are encouraged to engage in discussion and lecture materials will be shared by email. Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements. This course will be accessible to you if you have no prior knowledge of art and design and is open to learners with varying backgrounds, as well as art practitioners

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Instructions and support will be sent out before the course start date by your tutor via email.

    What you need

    You will find it helpful to bring a paper and pen for making notes. You may also want to upload materials and links to share with your class

    What you can do next

    We offer a range of long and short courses in art history at Morley and cover a range of periods and subjects of interest. You can browse our full programme by searching "art history" on our website.