British Art & Popular Culture 1945 - 1975

Ref: C3840428

This course will look at developments in British Art after World War II, as well as British culture in the broader sense, and the context in which events happened. We will also look at the emergence of British Pop Art, and culture in the 1960s.

Additional information about this course

No specific qualifications are required for this course, just an interest in the subject.

Course aim

This course aims to look at British culture in the post-war period, concentrating on art, but also discussing aspects of design, photography, popular music, films, and poetry.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand some of the ways in which British Art developed from the end of World War II to the mid-1970s.
  • Gain some understanding of the broader aspects of British culture and society in this post-war period.
  • Learn about artists and designers previously unknown to you.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • This class will take the form of informal discussion of the topics - no work outside of the class required.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A notebook is an optional choice for this class.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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British Art & Popular Culture 1945 - 1975 Course Outline


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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