Great artists ADED11463

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

Short Description

This course provides an introduction to the work of ten great masters and their contribution to the development of European painting. Each week will be devoted to an individual artist, placing their work and achievements within the context of their life and times. Raphael, Caravaggio, Hogarth, Millais, Monet and Klimt are among the artists featured.


Block 1

Monday, 13.00-15.00 

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

The course aims to:

■ Provide an introduction to the history of art.

■ Study in detail the life and work of individual artists.

■ Set their achievements 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 how the selected artists contribute to the history of art.

■ Analyse the sources to contextualise the work and achievements of the selected artists.

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

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits