Short Courses in Humanities & Art

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Humanities and Art field encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in the fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academic programmes in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative. Studies of language, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts are among the study subjects in humanities field. Studies in music are also considered to be in the field, where music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.

Studies in humanities help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.

Suggested Study Programmes

  • Short Course in Get the Edge: English Language for University Study

    Improve your language skills through the Get the Edge program. This summer school is designed to meet the needs of students whose first language is not English, and who wish to improve their English language ability for the purposes of using it to study at undergraduate courses in universities. The program will take place from June 27th to July 10th and will include exciting cultural activities during the weekends of your stay. Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s highest ranking university. Situated in one of the friendliest cities in Europe, Trinity stands at the heart of a bustling cultural hub. Our Summer 2015 courses will give all students the chance to see what it’s like studying at university on our beautiful historic campus. Social and cultural events mean that all attendees will receive a taste of Irish life, while making friends from all over the world.

  • Short Course in Orchestral Manoeuvres

    Led by renowned conductor Ciaran Crilly, Orchestral Manoeuvres features expert training by Members of the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s (RIAM) distinguished teaching staff, as well as a number of rehearsal sessions with visiting conductors. Students will explore exciting repertoire and develop as orchestral musicians. This course will run from the 4th July through to the 10th July and will include exciting cultural activities the weekend of your arrival. Trinity College Dublin is Ireland’s highest ranking university. Situated in one of the friendliest cities in Europe, Trinity stands at the heart of a bustling cultural hub. Our Summer 2015 courses will give all students the chance to see what it’s like studying at university on our beautiful historic campus. Social and cultural events mean that all attendees will receive a taste of Irish life, while making friends from all over the world.

  • Short Course in Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in History of Art

    The Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in History of Art is a part-time research-based course which offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised independent study over two academic years, culminating in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Students choose their own research topic and the research proposal is considered when they apply.

  • Short Course in Creative writing: an introduction to life writing

    This course is aimed at anyone who wants to write a biography, memoir or other form of non-fiction. It will use examples and practical exercises to guide students through the skills needed to write interesting non-fiction: research, editing, how to tell a story and ways of using discription.

  • Short Course in Western Architecture: The Modern Era (Online)

    This course explores the architectural genesis of the modern world. Beginning with the vital structural innovations of the late Victorian era, the course traces the rise and spread of Modernism in European and American architecture - and concludes by examining contemporary architecture and future possibilities.

  • Short Course in En Rumbo: Intermediate Spanish

    En rumbo: intermediate Spanish follows on from Portales: beginners’ Spanish (L194). It builds on your existing Spanish knowledge and teaches more advanced language in the context of Spanish and Latin American society and culture.

  • Short Course in Edinburgh: City of Literature

    Edinburgh has an incredibly rich literary heritage and was the first city in the world to receive UNESCO City of Literature status. This course examines some of Edinburgh's most eminent literary talents, some Edinburgh locals and other Edinburgh visitors.

  • Short Course in Auftakt: Intermediate German

    Auftakt: intermediate German follows on from Rundblick: beginners’ German (L193). It revises and consolidates the knowledge of German you already have and teaches more advanced language in the context of German-speaking countries and communities. Study resources – including printed module books and online interactive activities – are carefully designed to develop the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. They provide clear learning objectives, guidance and model answers.

  • Short Course in Religion, Gender and Sexual Issues: Navigating the Complexities

    In many cultural contexts, the relationships between religion, gender and sexuality are complicated and full of tensions. Even in the Netherlands these issues are difficult to discuss and there are many diverse opinions. Add globalization to the mix and the issues become even more sensitive. This course is about the ambivalent intersection of sexual issues and religion (and here especially Christianity). How do we engage in dialogue about sexuality and gender without violating religious ethics — ours or other people’s?

  • Short Course in English for University Study

    English for University Study will prepare you for successful undergraduate or postgraduate study at a UK university, or for entry to one of the academic preparation courses offered by INTO University of Gloucestershire.

  • Short Course in English Poetry of the First World War (Online)

    Some of the most powerful and moving English poetry of the modern period was written during or about the First World War. This course examines the context of that poetry and issues involved in studying it by exploring the life and writing of three major war poets: Owen, Rosenberg and Sassoon, amongst others.



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