Anarchists, Rebels and Revolutionaries: Art in Paris and London (Summer School)

Queen Mary Summer School the United Kingdom

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The award
Summer School

How long you will study
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Domestic course fees
GBP 1700 per total

How you will study

Course starts
July, June

International course fees
GBP 1700 per total

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About Anarchists, Rebels and Revolutionaries: Art in Paris and London at Queen Mary Summer School

During the nineteenth, as well as for much of the twentieth century, Paris was a critical centre for European art. This module offers an introduction to the history of art in Paris between 1850 and 1970 and assesses the impact that Parisian artistic movements have had upon cultural production in London. During the course, you will learn about the histories of London and Paris and will be encouraged to consider the ways in which the development of both cities came to shape the work of the artists, writers and musicians living within them. We will discuss the ways in which artists responded to changes in their worlds by developing new forms of art, as well as the relationship between avant-garde art and revolutionary politics. Among the topics that will be covered are the relationship between urbanisation and industrialisation in Paris and the development of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, the impact of new technologies during the early twentieth century on the development of Futurism and Vorticism, the responses of both the Dadaists and the Surrealists to the horrors of the First World War, and the rejection of mid-twentieth century consumer culture by both the Situationists and the British Punk movement. You will acquire analytical tools that will allow you to discuss visual documents in relation to historical, political and cultural issues, and will experience London’s cultural offerings first-hand via field trips to galleries and museums, as well as guided tours of historic locations.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
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    Course startsJuly, JuneDomestic course feesGBP 1700 per totalInternational course feesGBP 1700 per total

Notes about fees for this course

We offer a 10% discount to:

  • Students and staff from partner institutions
  • Alumni
  • Current Queen Mary students

We offer a 10% 'early bird' discount if you apply before the 31st of March.

The cost of accommodation is £670 for one session and £1,370 for both sessions.

Entry requirements

We welcome Summer School students from around the world. We accept a range of qualifications:

  • if your home institution uses the four-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale, we usually require a 3.0 GPA
  • if your home institution uses the letter scale, you will need to have a B+

All of our courses are taught and assessed in English. If English isn’t your first language, you must meet one of the following English Language requirements in order to join the Queen Mary Summer School:

  • If you hold a degree from a majority English speaking country plus Canada you may use this degree to satisfy the English language requirements for entry, provided the degree was completed no more than 5 years before the start date of the course to which you are applying.
  • IELTS, 7 overall or higher
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test we require a minimum of 100 (L22; S25; R24; W27)
  • China UEE (University Entrance Exam) - 110
  • CET 4 – 550 or CET 6 – 490
  • PTE Academic 68
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 185 70- grade C (old marking system)

Applicants with an alternative qualification should check it is equivalent to the above or contact us at

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