When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W23HMSJ06C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

In this course, we will delve into the art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that explores the experiences, challenges, and cultural contributions of migrants and the phenomenon of migration. We will analyze how Italian artists portrayed these themes through various artistic mediums, including paintings, sculptures, photography, and other forms of visual expression. By the end of this course, you will have gained a deeper understanding of Italian art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. You will examine the themes, techniques, and symbolism employed in each painting, as well as the social and cultural influences that shaped their creation. You will also appreciate how these works have contributed to shaping cultural narratives and fostering dialogue on migration-related issues. Beautiful photos, related texts and activities will give you an opportunity to revise grammatical structures and practice the language at a high level. The course is suitable for students at different language stages, from upper intermediate to advanced.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain an overview of the historical context, including the mass emigration from Italy from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Discuss key artistic movements and their engagement with immigration and emigration.
  • Analyze the artistic techniques, symbolism, and themes present in each painting.
  • Reflect on the impact and relevance of artists and artworks in society.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    You will communicate with video lessons, focus on the language with learning activities and materials between lessons, become more confident in using vocabulary and various language structures. You will get clear guidance and ongoing, regular and informal feedback from your tutor, in a friendly and supportive environment. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals.

    Entry requirements

    No formal qualifications are necessary; a upper intermediate knowledge of the Italian language is required to be able to follow the course in Italian only.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You will do independent reading, research and language activities before every lesson. Excellent attendance and punctuality is required.

    What you need

    You will need a device to access online video sessions and materials (handouts and links to various websites) supplied by your tutor in Microsoft Teams.

    What you can do next

    Your will be able to progress to the next course.