When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Julia Jane Heckles
  • Course Code W22PDGB03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

You will learn about 500 years of British art, from 1545 to today, stopping for long looks at chosen artworks and deep discussion on a range of art historical themes and topics. This course will offer you a comprehensive and insightful view into British art history. This course is interactive, and students enjoy class discussion, debate and questions, to enrich experience of the course. The course will equip you with a deeper knowledge and meaningful understanding of some major and lesser-known artworks on display. And will act as a solid preamble, to the next time you visit — enabling you to fully enjoy the artworks and share your knowledge with others.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Recognise and identify a various artworks in the Tate Britain displays
  • Discuss British art in an art historical context
  • Navigate the displays in the Tate Britain in an informed and confident way


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Your tutor will lead you in in a discussion on the possible meanings, purposes and histories of the works of art looked at. Observations, debate and further questions will be encouraged and materials will be shared. The class may divide up into groups to consider different aspects of the images. We will do compare and contrast exercises. We will also read and analyse texts to discuss through the class.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements. This course will be accessible to you if you have no previous experience of history, art history or art appreciation and is open to learners with varying backgrounds, as well as art practitioners.

    What you need

    You will find it helpful to bring a paper and pen for making notes.

    What you can do next

    Why not explore the life and work of Paul Cezanne in person with Julia Heckles at Morley in July?