European Art History Diploma at University College Cork

At a time when questions about the nature of Europe, and what it means to be European are contentious, this course seeks to explore the concept of European identity displayed through visual culture.

This course will examine visual culture as expressed through the push and pull between the metropolitan centres (such as Rome, Venice and Florence and Amsterdam) and European regions. We will use cultural artefacts (e.g. paintings, architecture and the decorative arts) to examine these centre/periphery tensions from Classical Antiquity to the Baroque in year one and from neo-Classicism to contemporary art practices in year two.

Programme lectures take place on Tuesday evenings, from late September, on the main UCC campus between 7-10pm

For any further queries please contact James Cronin, programme coordinator, email