The Art Appreciation Course

The Art Institute
The Art Institute
  • Awarded by

    The Art Institute (RTO 45423)

  • Qualification

    Short Course

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Self-paced; up to 12 months

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Art Curator | Art Critic | Art Administrator | Assistant Curator | View all

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Last modified: 11 May 2020

In a Nutshell

Ready to turn your passion for art into formal study? Get ready to expand your knowledge of western art and its history with The Art Appreciation Course from The Art Institute!

This 100% online course delves deep into the world of western art through 12 in-depth study modules and interactive assignments. You'll begin with a broad overview of the subject, which will introduce you to significant artistic styles, movements, artworks and artists in the western art tradition. Then it's on to specific periods: you'll cover the Renaissance; 17th, 18th and 19th centuries; impressionism; art deco and art nouveau; cubism, abstraction and surrealism; the post-cubism period; and contemporary art from 1980 onwards. You'll also cover Australian art from the past 200 years, and investigate the art market itself, exploring how art is valued, sold and collected around the world.

Curated by art consultant Hilary Kay and 12 passionate art specialists, this comprehensive course is perfect for those wishing to take the first steps towards a career in the art world, or for hobbyists who wish to take their art appreciation to the next level. You'll study online, in your own time and at your own pace, and you'll graduate with a wealth of knowledge and a Certificate in Art Appreciation that will help you continue exploring your passion!

  • What You'll Need to Get In


    There are no formal prerequisite study requirements for this course.

  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this arts & humanities course, the subjects you may study include:

    • History of Western Art
    • The Renaissance
    • Seventeenth Century Art
    • Eighteenth Century Art
    • Nineteenth Century Art
    • The Impressionists & Beyond
    • Art Deco & Art Nouveau
    • Cubism, Abstraction, Surrealism
    • Modern Art: Post Cubism to 1980
    • Contemporary Art from 1980
    • The Art Market
    • Australian Art from Colonialism to Contemporary
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  • Why The Art Institute?

    The Art Institute is an online institute dedicated to furthering the knowledge and skills of art enthusiasts worldwide. The institute offers an art appreciation course curated by international art and antiques consultant Hilary Kay. Its modules are developed by authors from major art institutions, academia and the international art world, each of whom has extensive knowledge and experience in their particular area of expertise.Whether you’re interested in becoming a fully-fledged art history hobbyist or taking your first steps towards a career in the art world, The Art Institute is a great choice. With self-paced coursework, flexible payment options and the opportunity to connect with other students from all around the world, it’s a digital learning experience designed to suit the modern art enthusiast.

    The Art Institute offers student support services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enrolled students receive access to a secure student site and are allocated a personal tutor, who’s available to guide you through your studies and offer support where needed.

    All of your study is conducted entirely online, with in-depth, easy-to-follow modules and interactive assignments. All you need is access to the internet and basic computer skills – and your expert tutor is there to help you through the whole course!

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate in Art Appreciation from The Art Institute.

Graduates may choose to pursue further study or entry-level career opportunities in the art industry.  

Wondering where a career in arts and humanities could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

The full cost for this course is $1,099. The Art Institute offers flexible payment options, including:

  • Paying course fees upfront and in full to receive a $100 discount (new course fee $999)
  • 24-week payment plan ($45.79 per week)
  • 6-month payment plan ($183.17 per month)

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