BARCELONA, Spain – A record £3 billion was spent on the online curriculum of the UK’s national art history course in 2017, according to a new study.
The University of Westminster’s online course, which is taught by a UK-based artist, attracted more than 6,000 students in the UK, with more than 10,000 courses being taught.
The study, published in the journal Art History, found that the online course has been the best-performing UK art history curriculum, drawing in more than 2,300 students across the UK.
“This is a remarkable achievement, and a testament to the importance of online learning,” said lead author Professor Jonathan Waldorf, who is also a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of London.
“I believe it is an important achievement for the arts and humanities in the 21st century, with the promise of better access to the humanities for all.”
The university, which has been a leader in online learning for the past few years, is investing in online courses for future research projects.
“We are increasingly using online platforms for research, including our online art history courses,” Professor Waldorf said.
“But the opportunity to make a difference to art history through online learning is just one more example of the strength of the university’s commitment to bringing art history to the masses.”
The online course is based in London, and is offered by the University College London and the Art Centre at the Art Institute of London, where it has been taught since 2015.
It was also offered by University College Dublin and the University Art Centre, with another UK online art school, The School of Fine Arts at UCL, taking part.
The UK online course will be replaced by a second one from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DfC) later this year, and it will be taught at a new location in 2019.
“The next generation of art historians will need to learn to think about and think about art from the perspective of a wider audience,” Professor Wylford said.
“They will need a wider understanding of how the arts, as they currently exist, interact with wider society and with the wider world.”
These changes will be difficult to explain to younger generations, and for that reason, they are important.
“He added that the UK online program has the potential to be a major catalyst for cultural renewal in the country.”
There is a lot of potential to make art history relevant for all kinds of people, from the youngest to the oldest,” he said.