University of Leicester eBulletin

Arts for All - It's a Cert!

July 2002
No 158

Following the popularity of its Certificate in Architectural History, the University of Leicester is now offering a new Certificate in the History of Art.

The Certificate offers people with an interest in art but with no experience of university-level education a chance to find out if they would like to study at this level, and a means of doing so.

It is also designed to attract those who want to follow a well-structured and well-taught introduction to the history of western art, with a certificate at the end for those who wish to undertake the coursework essays, site visits and examinations.

The two-year Certificate course will be available from the University’s Vaughan College in Leicester, Oakham School in Oakham, Rutland, or the University of Leicester’s Northampton Centre, Northamptonshire, part of the Leicester Institute of Lifelong Learning.

The certificate provides a part-time alternative to the first year of the undergraduate degree in History of Art, and for those who successfully complete the course assignments it will normally guarantee entry into the second year of the degree course.

The course is structured round three ten-week terms, with one three-hour session each week and site visits, for instance to the National Gallery in London and Tate Britain.

Dr Phillip Lindley, Head of the History of Art Department, said: “Lecturers are drawn from the History of Art Department, all of whom have considerable experience of teaching adult education courses. This will be an exciting new course for the department.

NOTE TO EDITORS: More details are available from Dr Phillip Lindley, Head of the History of Art Department, University of Leicester, telephone 0116 252 2866, facsimile 0116 252 5128, email

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