The Gothic Revival 1750-2000 CE

Ref: C2225395

The course is developed through projected images. The initial focus will be on the origins of the movement in Britain, then extended to Europe and the USA. Study will focus on key examples to show how Gothic Revival architecture, literature, painting, photography and applied art were developed during this period, and were used to carry and promote a range of cultural, political, social and religious meanings. The C20th will also include examples of film. The course aims to provide students with a historical perspective, and an ability to recognise and analyse examples and to apply the knowledge to the present visual environment. Students will be encouraged to take part in discussion and tasks to support learning and, at the end of the course, guidance will be given to enable students to take the subject further, or apply their knowledge to other areas.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the Gothic Revival 1750 to the present

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • discuss the chronological development of the Gothic Revival from 1750CE to the present
  • describe and analyse works of art, architecture and design influenced by the Gothic Revival
  • link the examples studied to their historical and cultural contexts
  • develop the subject further, either through higher education or personal study or the application of skills to other areas

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Notebook and pen

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information

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The Gothic Revival 1750-2000 CE


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