Great art collections ADED11443

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course provides an introduction to the collections of five major art galleries. Each week will be devoted to one gallery and these will include London's National Gallery, the Louvre in Paris, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Florence's Uffizi and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


Block 2, weeks 6-10

Wednesday, 18.00-20.00 

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

■ To provide an introduction to the history of the five selected art collections.

■ To study in detail individual major works in each collection.

■ To set the paintings within the broader historical, cultural and social developments of their time.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate a good working knowledge of the art within each collection.

■ Analyse the sources to contextualise the history of the formation of each collection.

■ Interpret and discuss with confidence how the paintings of the selected artists were influenced by previous masters and how their art influenced future generations of artists.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits