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.

Who is the course for?

- No skills or experience needed

What topics will this course cover

- 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 will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

How will I know I'm making progress?

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

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

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

Reading and information sources

- No pre reading or pre course work is required

What could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

British Art & Popular Culture 1945 - 1975 Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • 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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