How do I choose a good art history course?
What must be included in it: a narrow topic, teachers with art or cultural studies education, is it possible to get high-quality knowledge online without going to museums? There are so many courses, how do you determine which one is high-quality?
I can tell you from my real experience. She took the online course “Introduction to Art History” at the Higher School of Economics. I was very satisfied!
If you are interested in the evolution of styles in the history of Western European art, as well as the most important phenomena in the history of culture, then the course should appeal to you.
In general, it is just for obtaining basic knowledge in the field of art history (the main epochs in the history of art and their periods, the names of outstanding masters of painting, sculpture and architecture of each period, key works that characterize the most important milestones in the history of art).
It is free, but if you need a certificate, you must pay 2500 rubles (if I am not mistaken) and then you will be admitted to the exam (HSE certificate of completion of the additional education program).