The Art Appreciation Course

This Art Appreciation Course is a Diploma course directed by art expert Hilary Kay written by some of the best working art practitioners in their field. Our aim with this course is to ensure graduating students receive the knowledge and skills required to take the first steps towards a new career or as a keen hobbyist.

Course Structure

  • The Art Appreciation Course is delivered online
  • The course consists of 12 modules and 12 assignments.
  • Students must own or have access to a computer to complete the assignments.
  • The average time required to complete the course is 24 weeks. However, we provide students with 12 months. Extensions are available if needed.
  • All 12 assignments must be completed before graduation.
  • Graduates are awarded a Diploma in Art Appreciation.

How to study online?

Once enrolled in the course you will receive a username and password to access our secure student site. Your own personal tutor will be allocated within 24 hours and will be there to offer support and guide you to your first level of qualification.

Student Support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

You will find the tutorials easy to follow with no formal examinations necessary. Only basic computer skills are required and you will find the course captivating and the assignments fun and thought provoking.

As the course is self-paced, you may take longer than the scheduled 24 weeks to complete your course. If necessary, you may take up to a year to finish your studies and extensions are available if required.

I found areas of interest I hadn't even thought about; for example, the art market and found the links between art and world affairs intriguing.

Tempted? Hold your nose and jump in. Water wings and life guards WILL be supplied

Isabel Anne Hill


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Rated 4.6 out of 5 based on 38 reviews.

  • Mr Julian Berg

  • 29-Jul-2021

The modules are so well devised that…

The modules are so well devised that both a complete novice and someone well versed in art appreciation can gain...

  • Eve Showell

  • 17-Jul-2021

I have learnt so much and everything…

I have learnt so much and everything fits into a timeline. This course has been amazing! Wonderful modules and support...

  • Kathryn Turner

  • 14-Jul-2021

I am thoroughly enjoying working…

I am thoroughly enjoying working through the modules of this fascinating course. Since retiring, I now have more time to...

  • Sabine Reyersbach

  • 05-Jul-2021

The course was superb

The course was superb. The modules well written and very informative. The assignments really made you think about what you...

  • Ms Patricia Chadderton

  • 04-Jul-2021

This has been an incredible experience…

This has been an incredible experience .I knew very little about Art Appreciation and found the course content to be...

  • Mrs L

  • 01-Jul-2021

The Art Institute on-line art appreciation course

I wanted an online course that would provide an overview of the major themes and influences in art and, at...

  • Michael Sessarego

  • 30-Jun-2021

I thought that the course was excellent…

I thought that the course was excellent and the feedback was very useful. The course introduced me to a number...

  • Sarah

  • 29-Jun-2021

Lockdown distraction

Decided to do this course at the start of lockdown 3 in the UK and it's been an absolute joy...

  • Sarah Buck

  • 28-Jun-2021

Back to basics

I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to this point in the course. The course content for each module is fascinating and...

  • Natasha

  • 24-Jun-2021

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  • Linden

  • 23-Jun-2021

Absolutely wonderful

I found the The Art Appreciation Course totally inspiring and enjoyable in every respect. It is very well structured overall...

  • Michael Coates

  • 23-Jun-2021

I enjoyed doing the course very much

I enjoyed doing the course very much. I found it to be efficiently managed and the comments from my tutor...

  • Michele Barrett

  • 21-Jun-2021

Diploma of Art Appreciation

I thoroughly enjoyed the supported learning, doing this Diploma at my own pace. Each module is expertly written in a...

  • Mary

  • 17-Jun-2021

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The course was outstanding in content. My tutor, Libby gave highly useful and thoughtful feedback making the experience one of...

  • Sue Greenhalgh

  • 16-Jun-2021

An exciting discovery!

When I retired from teaching, I was quite concerned that my life couldn't possibly be as stimulating and rewarding....and then...