Skip to content

History of Fine Art From Prehistoric to Contemporary Art

CPD Accredited | Free PDF & Hardcopy Certificate included | Free Retake Exam | Lifetime Access

Training Express Ltd


£12 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 hours
Access to content
Lifetime access
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
  • Digital certificate - Free
  • Hard copy certificate - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

Add to basket or enquire


Picture this: A world where creativity knows no bounds, where brushstrokes capture emotions, and sculptures breathe life. Immerse yourself in the captivating realm of fine art with our History of Fine Art From Prehistoric to Contemporary Art course.

Unearth the secrets of artistic genius, unravel the stories behind iconic masterpieces, and embark on a journey that transcends time. Let your imagination soar and unlock the profound beauty of artistic expression.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the rich history of fine art, from prehistoric times to the contemporary art scene, gaining a comprehensive understanding of its evolution.
  • Recognise and appreciate various forms of fine art, including painting, sculpture, architecture, and more, and understand their significance in artistic expression.
  • Analyse and interpret artworks from different art movements and genres, deepening your understanding of the diverse creative approaches.
  • Develop a discerning eye for artistic critique, evaluating and appreciating the aesthetic qualities and conceptual depth of fine art.
  • Engage with the transformative power of fine art, exploring its cultural and societal impact throughout history and in contemporary contexts.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

Course media


Step into the mesmerising world of art history with our History of Fine Art From Prehistoric to Contemporary Art course. This enchanting journey takes you through the epochs, exploring the evolution of artistic expression from ancient civilisations to the vibrant contemporary art scene.

Delve into the vast realm of fine art and discover the diverse forms that have captivated audiences for centuries. From awe-inspiring sculptures to breathtaking paintings, delve into the nuances of different art forms and appreciate their unique qualities.

As you progress, delve into the realm of modern and contemporary fine art, where innovation and creativity flourish. Discover groundbreaking artists who have pushed the boundaries of artistic expression, and gain insights into the transformative power of art in society.

This course is designed for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and individuals with a passion for culture and creativity. Whether you aspire to be an artist, curator, or simply appreciate the beauty of art, this course will ignite your imagination and deepen your understanding of the rich tapestry of fine art.


Upon course completion, you're eligible for a FREE certificate titled Fine Art in PDF or hardcopy format. The PDF certificate will be sent to your registered email without any cost. For hardcopies, the UK delivery fee is £3.99 and the International delivery fee is £10.

Who is this course for?

  • Art enthusiasts passionate about exploring the history and evolution of fine art
  • History enthusiasts intrigued by the cultural and artistic significance of different time periods
  • Aspiring artists seeking inspiration and a deeper understanding of fine art heritage
  • Curators and museum professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of fine art history
  • Individuals with a general interest in culture and creativity

Career path

  • Art Historian: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Museum Curator: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
  • Art Gallery Manager: £25,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Art Critic: £20,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Art Educator: £22,000 - £35,000 per year

Questions and answers

Currently there are no Q&As for this course. Be the first to ask a question.


Digital certificate

Digital certificate - Included

Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - Included

Hardcopy Certificate (UK Delivery):

For those who wish to have a physical token of their achievement, we offer a high-quality, printed certificate. This hardcopy certificate is also provided free of charge. However, please note that delivery fees apply. If your shipping address is within the United Kingdom, the delivery fee will be only £3.99.

Hardcopy Certificate (International Delivery):

For all international addresses outside of the United Kingdom, the delivery fee for a hardcopy certificate will be only £10.


Currently there are no reviews for this course. Be the first to leave a review.


What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.